Boenning & Scattergood slashes price target on Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL] – find out why.

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Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [NASDAQ: HALL] surged by $0.89 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $4.4415 during the day while it closed the day at $4.17. The company report on August 10, 2020 that Hallmark Financial Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results.

Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (“Hallmark Financial”) (NASDAQ: HALL) today announced financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2020.

Hallmark Financial Services Inc. stock has also gained 47.87% of its value over the past 7 days. However, HALL stock has inclined by 33.65% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -76.13% and lost -76.27% year-on date.

The market cap for HALL stock reached $75.94 million, with 18.12 million shares outstanding and 16.87 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 496.68K shares, HALL reached a trading volume of 4501603 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL]:

Boenning & Scattergood have made an estimate for Hallmark Financial Services Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 09, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on January 09, 2018, representing the official price target for Hallmark Financial Services Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Hallmark Financial Services Inc. is set at 0.28, with the Price to Sales ratio for HALL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.40, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.69. Price to Free Cash Flow for HALL in the course of the last twelve months was 4.47.

HALL stock trade performance evaluation

Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 47.87. With this latest performance, HALL shares gained by 35.83% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -76.13% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -73.64% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HALL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 72.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 83.34, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 63.47 for Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.35, while it was recorded at 3.30 for the last single week of trading, and 9.87 for the last 200 days.

Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL] shares currently have an operating margin of +0.93. Hallmark Financial Services Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -0.13.

Return on Total Capital for HALL is now 1.23, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.18. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.24, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.05. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 39.85. Additionally, HALL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 28.49, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 7.79. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 39.85, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 28.49.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL] managed to generate an average of -$1,286 per employee.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Hallmark Financial Services Inc. posted 0.35/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.33/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 6.10%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HALL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Hallmark Financial Services Inc. go to 4.10%.

Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [HALL]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $45 million, or 82.20% of HALL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HALL stocks are: DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP with ownership of 1,519,121, which is approximately -0.239% of the company’s market cap and around 7.04% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 1,019,704 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $4.25 million in HALL stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $3.83 million in HALL stock with ownership of nearly 0.786% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Hallmark Financial Services Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 36 institutional holders increased their position in Hallmark Financial Services Inc. [NASDAQ:HALL] by around 1,184,755 shares. Additionally, 55 investors decreased positions by around 1,770,804 shares, while 3 investors held positions by with 7,788,601 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 10,744,160 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HALL stock had 6 new institutional investments in for a total of 193,669 shares, while 21 institutional investors sold positions of 510,456 shares during the same period.

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