Media stories about National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) have trended negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. National Security Group earned a coverage optimism score of -2.09 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted National Security Group’s ranking:

Shares of NASDAQ:NSEC remained flat at $$12.50 during mid-day trading on Tuesday. 130 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,139. The company has a market cap of $31.34 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.00 and a beta of 0.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. National Security Group has a 12 month low of $10.63 and a 12 month high of $17.70.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 4th were paid a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 1st. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.60%.

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About National Security Group

The National Security Group, Inc, an insurance holding company, provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. Its Property and Casualty Insurance segment primarily underwrites home insurance coverage with primary lines of business consisting of dwelling fire and extended coverage, mobile homeowners, and other liability insurance services in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia, as well as operates on a surplus lines basis in the state of Louisiana.

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