Natl Wstrn Life Gp A (NASDAQ:NWLI) Sees Significantly Higher Trading Volume

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8,047 shares changed hands by the end of trading on Tuesday. Trading volume was up 80.95% over the stocks average daily volume.

Investors are feeling more bullish on shares of the company of late as implied by the fall in short interest. The firm had a fall in short interest from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017 of -1.55%. Short shares fell from 38,487 to 37,892 over that timeframe. The days to cover decreased to 4.0 and the short interest percentage is 0.01% as of October 13.

A few notable investment firms have updated their holdings. As of the end of the quarter First Wilshire Securities Management Inc had sold 311 shares trimming its stake by 1.6%. The value of the investment in Natl Wstrn Life Gp A went from $6,238,000 to $6,703,000 increasing 7.5% quarter over quarter. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc grew its ownership by buying 1,350 shares an increase of 5.2%. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc owns 27,114 shares worth $9,463,000. The total value of its holdings increased 14.9%.

State Street Corp downsized its stake by shedding 274 shares a decrease of 0.6% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. State Street Corp now controls 44,932 shares with a value of $15,685,000. The value of the position overall is up by 8.5%. Tweedy Browne Co LLC// reduced its holdings by shedding 517 shares a decrease of 0.6% as of 09/30/2017. Tweedy Browne Co LLC// currently owns 85,895 shares valued at $29,977,000. The total value of its holdings increased 8.5%.

The company is down by 0.61% since yesterday’s close of 349.56. The most current P/E ratio is 13.01 and market capitalization is 1.20B. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $26.71 with 3.44M shares now outstanding.

National Western Life Group, Inc., launched on March 6, 2015, is a stock life insurance company. The Business’s segments include Domestic Life Insurance, International Life Insurance, Annuities and All Others. The Company is licensed to do business in all states and the District of Columbia, except for New York. The Business’s products marketed include annuities, universal life insurance and traditional life insurance, which include both term and whole life products. The Company markets and distributes its domestic products primarily through independent national marketing organizations (NMOs). The Business’s international operations focus on foreign nationals in upper socioeconomic classes..