The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of National Western Life Group. The EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -6.80 % over the last twelve months. EPS growth is a vital measure of execution of the strategy for National Western Life Group since it indicates how well the business is allocating resources to benefit shareholders.

National Western Life Group is part of the life insurance industry and trades as part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is Ross R. Moody. National Western Life Group Inc is a stock life insurance company. It offers a portfolio of individual whole life, universal life and term insurance plans, and annuities, including supplementary riders.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The NWLI shares had a previous change of 7.03% which opened at 272.45 and closed at 289.52. It moved to an intraday high of 294.69 and a low of 274.80.

SeekingAlpha:  National Western Life Insurance reports Q3 results

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, NWLI shares returned 6.80% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -9.29%. Over three months, it changed -13.10%. In one year it has changed -15.62% and within that year its 52-week high was 361.35 and its 52-week low was 260.65. NWLI stock is 11.08% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 311.45 and a 50 day moving average of 303.04. Right now, NWLI stock is trading -7.04% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  National Western Life Group, Inc. Announces 2018 Third Quarter Earnings


The company has a market cap of $1.1b with 3.6m shares outstanding and a float of 2.5m shares. Trading volume was 8,397 shares and has experienced an average volume of 7,995 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


The last annual reported EPS for National Western Life Group was 30.75 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 9.42.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
06-30-2018:  8.58
03-31-2018:  7.46
12-31-2017:  10.48
09-30-2017:  5.79

The dividend per share is currently 0.36, which is a dividend yield of 0.12%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 269.00, which means it might overvalued by -7.63%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 32.10% of insider ownership and 79.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 1.37

PR Newswire:  National Western Life Group, Inc. Announces 2018 Third Quarter Earnings

Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 6.66%, return on assets is 1.00%, profit margin is 18.61%, price-to-sales is 1.85 and price-to-book is 0.64.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 2  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 0  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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