Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd. CA lowered its position in shares of American National Insurance Company (NASDAQ:ANAT) by 0.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,208 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 134 shares during the quarter. American National Insurance makes up about 3.1% of Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd. CA’s holdings, making the stock its 7th largest holding. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd. CA owned 0.06% of American National Insurance worth $1,771,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in ANAT. Federated Investors Inc. PA acquired a new position in shares of American National Insurance during the second quarter valued at approximately $107,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of American National Insurance during the second quarter valued at approximately $124,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of American National Insurance by 0.9% during the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 1,205 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after acquiring an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new position in shares of American National Insurance during the second quarter valued at approximately $291,000. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in shares of American National Insurance by 31.2% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 2,913 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $339,000 after acquiring an additional 692 shares during the last quarter. 65.23% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, BidaskClub raised American National Insurance from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th.

Shares of American National Insurance Company (NASDAQ:ANAT) traded down 0.31% during trading on Friday, hitting $117.64. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 17,560 shares. American National Insurance Company has a one year low of $110.43 and a one year high of $131.99. The stock has a market cap of $3.16 billion, a PE ratio of 16.29 and a beta of 1.34. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $117.72 and a 200-day moving average price of $116.88.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were paid a dividend of $0.82 per share. This represents a $3.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 30th. American National Insurance’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 45.37%.

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American National Insurance Profile

American National Insurance Company is engaged in life insurance, annuities, and property and casualty insurance. The Company also offers limited health insurance. Its family of companies includes six life insurance companies, eight property and casualty insurance companies, and various non-insurance subsidiaries.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT)

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