National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL) shares hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $32.33 and last traded at $32.30, with a volume of 67,227 shares. The stock had previously closed at $30.94.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Raymond James Financial Inc. lowered shares of National Interstate Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National Interstate Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th.

The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.68 and a 200 day moving average of $28.57. The company has a market cap of $643.58 million and a P/E ratio of 31.36.

National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.01. Equities research analysts anticipate that National Interstate Corp. will post $1.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in National Interstate Corp. stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL) by 1.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 695,785 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,757 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 3.50% of National Interstate Corp. worth $18,578,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

National Interstate Corporation and its subsidiaries operate as an insurance holding company that underwrites and sells traditional and alternative property and casualty insurance products to the passenger transportation, trucking and moving and storage industries, general commercial insurance to small businesses in Hawaii and Alaska and personal insurance to owners of recreational vehicles throughout the United States.

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