American National Insurance (ANAT) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American National Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.9757788167503 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded American National Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th.

Shares of American National Insurance (NASDAQ ANAT) opened at 116.67 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3.13 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.16 and a beta of 1.34. American National Insurance has a 52-week low of $110.43 and a 52-week high of $131.99. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $117.78 and its 200-day moving average price is $117.00.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were paid a $0.82 dividend. This represents a $3.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.81%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 30th. American National Insurance’s payout ratio is 45.37%.

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About American National Insurance

American National Insurance Company is engaged in life insurance, annuities, and property and casualty insurance. The Company also offers limited health insurance. Its family of companies includes six life insurance companies, eight property and casualty insurance companies, and various non-insurance subsidiaries.

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