Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) Earns Buy Rating from Analysts at StockNews.com

Investment analysts at StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCAGet Rating) in a note issued to investors on Sunday. The firm set a “buy” rating on the credit services provider’s stock.

Security National Financial Stock Performance

Shares of SNFCA opened at $7.09 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $153.21 million, a P/E ratio of 6.66 and a beta of 0.72. Security National Financial has a one year low of $5.77 and a one year high of $9.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $6.57 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.77.

Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCAGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter. Security National Financial had a return on equity of 14.18% and a net margin of 9.66%. The company had revenue of $95.57 million for the quarter.

Institutional Trading of Security National Financial

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. UMA Financial Services Inc. acquired a new stake in Security National Financial in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $304,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Security National Financial by 1.1% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 319,425 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $3,195,000 after purchasing an additional 3,601 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Security National Financial by 2.2% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 118,016 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $1,180,000 after purchasing an additional 2,555 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Security National Financial by 11.1% during the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 43,145 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $431,000 after purchasing an additional 4,294 shares during the period. Finally, M3F Inc. increased its position in shares of Security National Financial by 6.2% during the 2nd quarter. M3F Inc. now owns 1,862,889 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $15,760,000 after purchasing an additional 108,199 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 32.56% of the company’s stock.

About Security National Financial

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Security National Financial Corporation engages in the life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage businesses. The company's Life Insurance segment is involved in selling and servicing lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance. It offers various life insurance products, including funeral plans and interest-sensitive life insurance, as well as other traditional life, accident, and health insurance products; annuity products comprising single and flexible premium deferred annuities, and immediate annuities; and diver's accident policies.

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