Security National Financial (NASDAQ:SNFCA) was upgraded by ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

Security National Financial (SNFCA) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $5.05. The company had a trading volume of 22,071 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,489. The stock has a market capitalization of $80.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.59 and a beta of 0.35. Security National Financial has a 52-week low of $4.80 and a 52-week high of $7.80.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in Security National Financial by 8.9% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 30,123 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $192,000 after purchasing an additional 2,464 shares during the period. Hancock Holding Co. increased its holdings in Security National Financial by 12.1% in the second quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 30,327 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 3,271 shares in the last quarter. ZPR Investment Management increased its holdings in Security National Financial by 155.7% in the second quarter. ZPR Investment Management now owns 43,729 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $280,000 after buying an additional 26,627 shares in the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp increased its holdings in Security National Financial by 72.5% in the second quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 85,150 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $543,000 after buying an additional 35,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Security National Financial by 2.4% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 136,764 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $875,000 after buying an additional 3,179 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 8.48% of the company’s stock.

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About Security National Financial

Security National Financial Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through three segments: life insurance, cemetery and mortuary, and mortgage loans. The life insurance segment is engaged in the business of selling and servicing selected lines of life insurance, annuity products, and accident and health insurance.

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