ValuEngine upgraded shares of Citizens (NYSE:CIA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday morning.

Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of Citizens from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th.

Citizens (CIA) traded down $0.55 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $8.05. 112,726 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 117,963. Citizens has a twelve month low of $5.86 and a twelve month high of $11.93.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Citizens in the 2nd quarter valued at about $166,000. Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Citizens by 15.9% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 27,736 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $205,000 after buying an additional 3,814 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Citizens by 27.2% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 29,002 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $214,000 after buying an additional 6,200 shares in the last quarter. Hancock Holding Co. bought a new stake in shares of Citizens in the 2nd quarter valued at about $225,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings in shares of Citizens by 11.8% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 43,258 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $319,000 after buying an additional 4,577 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 20.36% of the company’s stock.

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Citizens Company Profile

Citizens, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company operates in three business segments: Life Insurance, Home Service and Other Non-Insurance Enterprises. The Life Insurance segment issues ordinary whole life insurance in the United States and in the United States Dollar-denominated amounts to foreign residents.

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