Hallmark Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ:HALL) went down by -4.22% during the previous trading session, and it is maintaining the win ahead of Thursday’s trading session. The share price of the Insurance – Property & Casualty giant went up by $2.95 to trade ended Thursday trading at $3.08. This is down from the $3.08 price recorded on Wednesday’s trading session. Thanks to this latest performance, HALL is closer to the higher price 52-week target of $15.00 and further from the lowest price target of $15.00. Its performance from the start of the year has also been negative, with HALL down by -83.21% year-to-date.
Hallmark Financial Services Inc. (HALL) started the day trading at $2.98 and recorded an intraday high of $3.09. It also recorded an intraday low of $2.905 during Thursday’s trading session. Hallmark Financial Services Inc. is a very active stock that recorded a trading volume that is more than 26.32% of the average daily trading volume on Thursday. The stock’s trading volume on Thursday was 550855, which is more than 26.32 of the total average daily trading volume of 405.87K.
Hallmark Financial Services Inc. (NASDAQ:HALL) 2020 Performance Impressive
The increase in HALL’s stock price on Thursday saw its overall performance boost over the past few months. We can quantify the performance of the stock so far this year using a few metrics. The 52-week high price of HALL currently stands at $20.30, which is higher than the current trading price of the stock by 85.47%. However, HALL’s current trading price is -29.39% lower than the 52-week low price of $2.28. In terms of trading volume, Hallmark Financial Services Inc. currently experienced healthy participation during the last trading session. 550855 shares of Hallmark Financial Services Inc. were traded on the stock exchange on Thursday, which is more than 26.32% of the 405.87K average trading volume of the stock.
The performance of the stock has been positive over the past year. HALL’s performance over the past one year has seen it plunge by -79.41%, while the stock has gone down by -83.09% in the last six months. The quarterly performance of HALL currently stands at -34.73%, and it is up by 13.03% in the last month. The only negative figure was from the weekly performance, which currently reads -17.83%. At the time of writing HALL’s report, the company has a total market cap of $55.67M, making it one of the largest publicly-traded companies in the world.Hallmark Financial Services Inc. also has over 439 employees all over the world.
HALL Insider Activities
For Hallmark Financial Services Inc., insiders hold 83.80% of all company shares. The insider transactions over the past six months are down by 0.00%. During that period, insiders bought 0 shares in 0 transactions. In that same period, insiders sold 0 of their shares in 0 transactions. After these transactions, insiders at Hallmark Financial Services Inc. now hold 1.28M shares, which is over 82.43% of the total company stocks. Institutional investors currently hold a large chunk of the HALL shares, as they control 7.04% of the company’s total stock.
HALL Fundamental Analysis
For Hallmark Financial Services Inc., the stock’s diluted earnings per share (EPS) stands at 1.55. In the coming year, analysts expect the EPS to be 0.60. The EPS growth will up over the next five years to 4.10% after surging by 5.90% in the previous five years. In terms of revenue, Hallmark Financial Services Inc.’s quarterly sales (YOY) is shrinking at -1.95, which is lower than the average annual revenue of 5.90% over the past half a decade.
The Return on Investment (ROI) on Hallmark Financial Services Inc.’s stock currently stands at 4.40%, and it has a net profit margin of 6.40%. The operating margin of the company is 9.20%.
HALL Analysts Prediction
In May 09, 2019, several analysts reiterated their positions on the Hallmark Financial Services Inc. stock and predicted its performance to their investors. The analysts at Boenning & Scattergood believe HALL is still a Outperform and set the price target between $13 and $14.
At the moment, Hallmark Financial Services Inc.’s Total Debt to Equity ratio stands at 0.35, and they have a long-term Debt to Equity ratio of 0.35.
HALL Technical Analysis
The Simple Moving Average (SMA) is one of the most powerful technical indicators. The 20-day Simple Moving Average of HALL currently stands at -18.18%, while the SMA50 is -12.02%. The biggest one is the SMA200, which is currently reading -76.31% ahead of Thursday’s trading session. The Relative Strength Index of this stock is 42.85, while its price to earnings ratio (P/E) is 1.91.