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How to buy National Security Group stock

Learn how to easily invest in National Security Group stock.

National Security Group Inc is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. National Security Group shares (NSEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. National Security Group employs 72 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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National Security Group stock price (NASDAQ: NSEC)

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National Security Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-02.
Latest market close$16.36
52-week range$8.84 - $16.42
50-day moving average $16.30
200-day moving average $13.28
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 51.125
Dividend yield $0.24 (1.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.32

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National Security Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $16.36 from 2022-07-06

1 week (2022-06-30) 16.36
1 month (2022-06-07) 0.74%
3 months (2022-04-07) 1.80%
6 months (2022-01-07) 80.77%
1 year (2021-07-07) 43.01%
2 years (2020-07-07) 12.05%
3 years (2019-07-05) 46.99%
5 years (2017-07-07) 15.78%

Is National Security Group stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing National Security Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of National Security Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

National Security Group's P/E ratio

National Security Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, National Security Group shares trade at around 51x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

National Security Group's EBITDA

National Security Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a National Security Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

National Security Group financials

Revenue TTM $66.1 million
Operating margin TTM 2.53%
Gross profit TTM $13.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.7%
Return on equity TTM 1.93%
Profit margin 1.24%
Book value $15.93
Market capitalisation $41.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

National Security Group share dividends

50%

Dividend payout ratio: 49.93% of net profits

Recently National Security Group has paid out, on average, around 49.93% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), National Security Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In National Security Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While National Security Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that National Security Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

National Security Group's most recent dividend payout was on 30 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have National Security Group's shares ever split?

National Security Group's shares were split on 2 May 2001.

National Security Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, National Security Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.8437 up to $16.4193. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while National Security Group's is -0.3816. This would suggest that National Security Group's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, National Security Group has bucked the trend.

National Security Group overview

The National Security Group, Inc. , an insurance holding company, provides insurance products and services in the United States. It operates in two segments, Property and Casualty (P&C) Insurance, and Life Insurance. The P&C 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 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. The Life Insurance segment offers ordinary life, accident and health, supplemental hospital, and cancer insurance products in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. It distributes its products through independent agents and brokers, and home service agents. The National Security Group, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of National Security Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 39.584% of National Security Group shares are held by insiders and 2.663% by institutions.
How many people work for National Security Group?
Latest data suggests 72 work at National Security Group.
When does the fiscal year end for National Security Group?
National Security Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is National Security Group based?
National Security Group's address is: 661 East Davis Street, Elba, AL, United States, 36323
What is National Security Group's ISIN number?
National Security Group's international securities identification number is: US6375461026
What is National Security Group's CUSIP number?
National Security Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 637546102

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