Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) was upgraded by research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Security National Financial (NASDAQ SNFCA) opened at $5.05 on Friday. Security National Financial has a one year low of $4.80 and a one year high of $7.62. The stock has a market cap of $79.13, a PE ratio of 11.59 and a beta of 0.33.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. ZPR Investment Management increased its stake in shares of Security National Financial by 155.7% during the second quarter. ZPR Investment Management now owns 43,729 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $280,000 after purchasing an additional 26,627 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Security National Financial by 2.4% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 136,764 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $875,000 after purchasing an additional 3,179 shares in the last quarter. Hancock Holding Co. increased its stake in shares of Security National Financial by 12.1% during the second quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 30,327 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $193,000 after purchasing an additional 3,271 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in shares of Security National Financial by 8.9% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 30,123 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $192,000 after purchasing an additional 2,464 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Synovus Financial Corp increased its stake in shares of Security National Financial by 72.5% during the second quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 85,150 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $543,000 after purchasing an additional 35,800 shares in the last quarter. 8.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About Security National Financial

Security National Financial Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage loans. The life insurance segment is engaged in the business of selling and servicing selected lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance.

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