Shares of National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) traded down 2.2% 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 analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National General Holdings Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 6th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of National General Holdings Corp. in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. National General Holdings Corp. presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.13.

The firm has a market cap of $2.18 billion and a P/E ratio of 15.33. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $21.08 and its 200 day moving average is $20.87.

National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 period in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 49.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that National General Holdings Corp. will post $1.83 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Investors of record on Friday, July 1st were paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.58%.

A number of hedge funds have made changes to their positions in NGHC. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake 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 valued at $1,143,000 after buying an additional 4,600 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank acquired a new stake in shares of National General Holdings Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,280,000. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake 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 valued at $1,624,000 after buying an additional 1,267 shares in the last quarter. Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of National General Holdings Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $3,183,000. Finally, Russell Frank Co boosted its stake in shares of National General Holdings Corp. by 179.6% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 200,956 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,451,000 after buying an additional 129,096 shares in the last quarter.

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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