National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) traded down 2.2% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $20.47 and last traded at $20.64, with a volume of 109,779 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.11.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded National General Holdings Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of National General Holdings Corp. in a report on Monday, April 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.13.

The firm has a market capitalization of $2.18 billion and a PE ratio of 15.33. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $21.08 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.87.

National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $776 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $694.38 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.41 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 49.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that National General Holdings Corp. will post $1.83 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 1st were paid a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in shares of National General Holdings Corp. by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 74,303 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,624,000 after buying an additional 1,267 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of National General Holdings Corp. by 9.6% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 52,278 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,143,000 after buying an additional 4,600 shares during the period. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. increased its position in shares of National General Holdings Corp. by 10.0% in the fourth quarter. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. now owns 220,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,809,000 after buying an additional 20,000 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board increased its position in shares of National General Holdings Corp. by 11.0% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 288,092 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,298,000 after buying an additional 28,614 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank purchased a new position in shares of National General Holdings Corp. during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,280,000.

National General Holdings Corp. is a personal lines insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides a range of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche products.

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