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The National Security Group, Inc is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. The National Security Group shares (NSEC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The National Security Group employs 78 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$66.7 million.

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The National Security Group share price

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The National Security Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$9.9582 - USD$16.5482
50-day moving average USD$11.2009
200-day moving average USD$11.6269
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 50.6667
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (2.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.608

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Is The National Security Group under- or over-valued?

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

The National Security Group's P/E ratio

The 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, The 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.

The National Security Group's EBITDA

The National Security Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$2.5 million.

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

The National Security Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$66.7 million
Gross profit TTM USD$17.9 million
Return on assets TTM -1.98%
Return on equity TTM -9.24%
Profit margin -6.87%
Book value $18.598
Market capitalisation USD$30.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The National Security Group shares

There are currently 809 The National Security Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The National Security Group's "short interest". This figure is 8.7% down from 886 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The National Security Group shares can be evaluated.

The National Security Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The National Security Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The National Security Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The National Security Group shares traded daily (recently around 270.56856187291). The National Security Group's SIR currently stands at 2.99. In other words for every 100,000 The National Security Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2990 shares are currently held short.

However The National Security Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The National Security Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable The National Security Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The National Security Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The National Security Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0007% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The National Security Group shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The National Security Group.

Find out more about how you can short The National Security Group stock.

The National Security Group share dividends

We're not expecting The National Security Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have The National Security Group's shares ever split?

The National Security Group's shares were split on a 120:100 basis on 3 May 2001. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 120 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The National Security Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 16.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The National Security Group shares which in turn could have impacted The National Security Group's share price.

The National Security Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The National Security Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.9582 up to $16.5482. 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 The National Security Group's is 0.0731. This would suggest that The National Security Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The 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 Insurance, and Life Insurance. The 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. The Life Insurance segment offers ordinary life, accident and health, supplemental hospital, and cancer insurance products in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. It distributes its products through independent agents, home service agents, and brokers. The National Security Group, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in Elba, Alabama.

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