Media stories about American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American National Insurance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6062840263968 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of American National Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday.

Shares of American National Insurance (NASDAQ ANAT) traded up $0.98 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $122.33. 41,484 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,768. American National Insurance has a fifty-two week low of $110.43 and a fifty-two week high of $130.24. The company has a market capitalization of $3,320.00, a PE ratio of 23.66 and a beta of 1.36.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a dividend of $0.82 per share. This represents a $3.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. American National Insurance’s dividend payout ratio is currently 42.32%.

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American National Insurance Company 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.

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