Security National Financial Co. (NASDAQ:SNFCA) Short Interest Update

Security National Financial Co. (NASDAQ:SNFCA) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 144,800 shares, an increase of 670.2% from the December 15th total of 18,800 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 26,500 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.5 days.

Shares of SNFCA stock opened at $9.40 on Friday. Security National Financial has a 1 year low of $7.71 and a 1 year high of $10.69. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $8.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.75. The company has a market cap of $191.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.08 and a beta of 0.88.

Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 15th. The credit services provider reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $119.51 million during the quarter. Security National Financial had a net margin of 11.49% and a return on equity of 20.39%.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of SNFCA. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Security National Financial by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 24,385 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $213,000 after purchasing an additional 2,602 shares in the last quarter. Ergoteles LLC purchased a new stake in Security National Financial in the 2nd quarter worth $361,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Security National Financial by 8.1% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 291,673 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $2,552,000 after purchasing an additional 21,906 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Security National Financial by 27.3% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 327,410 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $2,865,000 after buying an additional 70,284 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Security National Financial during the 2nd quarter valued at about $99,000. 34.00% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Security National Financial

Security National Financial Corp. is a holding company for Security National Life Insurance Co It operates through the following segments: Life insurance; Cemetery and Mortuary; and Mortgage. The Life insurance segment involves in the business of selling and servicing selected lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance.

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