NSEC stock: buy or sell?

NSEC stock price: $15.43 8.43% At close on April 16th, 2020

Updated on:
April 16th, 2020

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Shares of National Security ended on Apr/16 at $15.43 and climbed a dazzling 8.43%. On March NSEC collapsed a chilling -10.22%.

The National Security Group, Inc., an insurance holding company, provides property, casualty, life, accident, and health insurance products and services in the United States.

Should I buy NSEC stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, National Security stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean NSEC will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is National Security stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for NSEC stock for the last 30 days.

NSEC stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of National Security ended on April 16th at $15.43 and climbed a dazzling 8.43%.

National Security shares climbed 8.43% to $15.43 on April/16. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on April, NSEC climbed $2.04 (15.24%). NSEC is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $16.81.

NSEC stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting a super good 10.37% in a week early April, National Security closed this week at $15.43 and soared a great 3.28%. Late March NSEC plunged a hair-raising -10.38% in just one week.

By mid March NSEC price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late December 2019, NSEC price climbed $0.31 per share (2.05%).

NSEC stock chart (weekly)

NSEC stock price history

NSEC stock went public on March 18th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, NSEC stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after NSEC's IPO a $1,000 in NSEC stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

NSEC stock historical price chart

NSEC stock reached 52-week highs at $17.42, and all-time highs 2005-05-13 with a price of 24.11.

NSEC stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for National Security stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After presenting its last earnings report , National Security boosted an astounding 32.45%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
NSEC earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a-0.13n/a
2017-Q2-n/a-0.4n/a
2017-Q32017-11-13n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-02-28n/a0.57n/a
2018-Q12018-05-14n/a0.19n/a
2018-Q22018-08-13n/a0.18n/a
2018-Q32018-11-13n/a0.36n/a
2018-Q42019-02-28n/a-0.42n/a
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, National Security annual sales declined a disappointing -1.19% to $64.86 million USD from $65.64 marked in 2017. Slightly better, its income margin (compared to sales) gained to 1.20%, that is $0.78 million.

NSEC annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$61 M-$5.66 M9.3%-
2014$64 M5.15%$7.62 M11.8%34.56%
2015$64 M-0.40%$4.70 M7.3%-38.33%
2016$67 M4.44%$3.06 M4.6%-34.79%
2017$66 M-1.87%$-1.20 M-1.8%-139.28%
2018$65 M-1.19%$0.78 M1.2%-164.75%

Quarterly financial results

National Security posted $15.71 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -7.93% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-1.06 million with a profit margin of -6.72%. Profit margin plunged a -12.04% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 5.31%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, National Security sales marked a lame decrease and slightly fell a -3.30%.
NSEC quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$16 M-$-0.32 M-1.9%-
2017-Q2$16 M1.23%$-1.00 M-6.1%216.14%
2017-Q3$17 M0.92%$-0.56 M-3.3%-44.24%
2017-Q4$16 M-2.30%$0.67 M4.1%-220.11%
2018-Q1$16 M-2.29%$0.47 M3.0%-29.60%
2018-Q2$16 M2.06%$0.46 M2.8%-2.97%
2018-Q3$17 M5.33%$0.91 M5.3%98.47%
2018-Q4$16 M-7.93%$-1.06 M-6.7%-216.43%

National Security ownership

Checking National Security ownership structure gives valuable information about the company and its governance (insider ownership) or the amount of investors that are on the short side.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For National Security, 55.09% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of National Security stock, 3.94% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for NSEC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to National Security:

NSEC
Market cap$39.0 M
Total shares2.5 M
Float shares1.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)3.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)55.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

NSEC summary

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
Open$15.19
Close$15.43
Day range$15.19 - $15.44
Previous close$14.23
Session gain8.43%
Average true range$1.75
50d mov avg$12.87
100d mov avg$13.09
200d mov avg$13.96
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern

National Security performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared National Security against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
NSECNational Security15.67%22.36%2.87%

National Security competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as National Security competitor. This doesn't mean National Security does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.