National Western Life (NASDAQ:NWLI) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.48

News articles about National Western Life (NASDAQ:NWLI) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Western Life earned a news sentiment score of 0.48 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.1712471078281 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

National Western Life stock opened at $319.20 on Wednesday. National Western Life has a 52 week low of $276.00 and a 52 week high of $368.00. The stock has a market cap of $1,162.97, a P/E ratio of 11.22 and a beta of 1.35.

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National Western Life (NASDAQ:NWLI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The financial services provider reported $10.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. National Western Life had a return on equity of 5.52% and a net margin of 12.27%. The firm had revenue of $247.82 million for the quarter.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded National Western Life from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. ValuEngine cut National Western Life from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd.

In other news, Director Frances A. Moody-Dahlberg sold 167 shares of National Western Life stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $304.88, for a total value of $50,914.96. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,850 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $868,908. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Ross R. Moody sold 212 shares of National Western Life stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $321.99, for a total value of $68,261.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,609,950. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 1,713 shares of company stock worth $541,906. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About National Western Life

National Western Life Group, Inc, through its subsidiary, National Western Life Insurance Company, operates as a stock life insurance company. It operates through Domestic Life Insurance, International Life Insurance, and Annuities segments. The company provides life insurance products for the savings and protection needs of policyholders; and annuity contracts for the asset accumulation and retirement needs of contract holders.

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