News coverage about American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American National Insurance earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1895502881507 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of American National Insurance (ANAT) opened at 120.09 on Wednesday. American National Insurance has a 52-week low of $110.43 and a 52-week high of $131.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 1.34. The company’s 50-day moving average is $116.77 and its 200 day moving average is $116.84.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were issued a $0.82 dividend. This represents a $3.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 30th. American National Insurance’s payout ratio is currently 45.37%.

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

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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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