News headlines about Federated National (NASDAQ:FNHC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federated National earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.8323927599112 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Federated National (NASDAQ:FNHC) traded up $0.22 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $15.82. 20,786 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 41,920. The firm has a market capitalization of $206.50, a PE ratio of -22.28 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a current ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. Federated National has a 12-month low of $9.78 and a 12-month high of $21.19.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 1st will be paid a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 30th. Federated National’s dividend payout ratio is currently -45.07%.

Federated National announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, December 19th that permits the company to repurchase $10.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the insurance provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of brokerages have commented on FNHC. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $22.00 price target on shares of Federated National and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Federated National from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Federated National from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 29th.

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Federated National Company Profile

Federated National Holding Company (FNHC) is an insurance holding company that controls all steps in the insurance underwriting, distribution and claims processes through its subsidiaries and its contractual relationships with its independent agents and general agents. The Company is authorized to underwrite homeowners’ multi-peril (homeowners), commercial general liability, federal flood, personal auto and various other lines of insurance in Florida and various other states.

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