National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company 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.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. 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. Raymond James Financial Inc. downgraded shares of National Interstate Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, April 15th.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $30.76 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.70. The stock has a market cap of $646.17 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.49.

National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL) last released its quarterly earnings results 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 analysts expect that National Interstate Corp. will post $1.60 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in National Interstate Corp. stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of National Interstate Corp. (NASDAQ:NATL) by 1.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 695,785 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,757 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 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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