Hallmark Financial Services is in the property and casualty insurance industry and is part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is Naveen Anand. Hallmark Financial Services Inc is an insurance holding company, which is engaged in the sale of property and casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals. The Specialty Commercial segment generates maximum revenue for the company.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The HALL shares had a previous change of 0.31% which opened at 12.98 and closed at 13.01. It moved to an intraday high of 13.07 and a low of 12.89.

Business Wire:  AM Best Assigns Indicative Issue Credit Ratings to Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.’s New Shelf Registration

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HALL shares returned 6.12% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 13.33%. Over three months, it changed 24.74%. In one year it has changed 29.58% and within that year its 52 week high was 13.42 and its 52 week low was 9.48. HALL stock is 37.24% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 10.83 and a 50 day moving average of 11.42. Right now, HALL stock is trading 20.11% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  AM Best Assigns Indicative Issue Credit Ratings to Hallmark Financial Services, Inc.’s New Shelf Registration

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $235.8m with 18.1m shares outstanding and a float of 5.5m shares. Trading volume was 90,424 shares and has experienced an average volume of 61,633 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.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Hallmark Financial Services was 0.57 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 22.82. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.20. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.01 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 1.36).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-08-2019: 0.83
4thQtr 2018Reported 03-05-2019: -0.28
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-07-2018: 0.53
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-07-2018: 0.28
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-08-2018: 0.04

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Hallmark Financial Services; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 5.80% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 87.30% of institutional ownership.



The beta was calculated to be 0.58.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 2.01%, profit margin is 6.25%, price-to-sales is 0.59 and price-to-book is 0.86.

Company Score Card:

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

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Jake McWilliams
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