ValuEngine upgraded shares of Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Friday morning.

Shares of Security National Financial (NASDAQ SNFCA) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $5.05. 22,071 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 16,489. Security National Financial has a 52 week low of $4.80 and a 52 week high of $7.80. The stock has a market cap of $80.71, a P/E ratio of 11.59 and a beta of 0.35.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SNFCA. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Security National Financial by 8.9% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 30,123 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 2,464 shares during the last quarter. Hancock Holding Co. grew its position in Security National Financial by 12.1% during the 2nd quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 30,327 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $193,000 after purchasing an additional 3,271 shares during the last quarter. ZPR Investment Management grew its position in Security National Financial by 155.7% during the 2nd quarter. ZPR Investment Management now owns 43,729 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $280,000 after purchasing an additional 26,627 shares during the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp grew its position in Security National Financial by 72.5% during the 2nd quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 85,150 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $543,000 after purchasing an additional 35,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in Security National Financial by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 136,764 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $875,000 after purchasing an additional 3,179 shares during the last quarter. 8.48% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Security National Financial Company Profile

Security National Financial Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage loans. The life insurance segment is engaged in the business of selling and servicing selected lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance.

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