Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA) Slumps: Life Insurance Firm Stock Trimmed -5.63%

Thursday, 10 April 2014 – Gloomy stock, Citizens Inc. ( NYSE : CIA ) , Life Insurance Organization, shares after opening at $6.91 moved up to $6.962 & down to $6.49 in trading today and at the end of the day closed at $6.54. Citizens Inc. (NYSE:CIA) shares showed a negative performance, plunged -5.63% (-0.39 per share) in last trading session.

CITIZENS Inc, a small-cap value company in the finance sector, is expected to significantly underperform the market over the next six months with above average risk. Citizens Inc. StockScouter rating is 2 out of 10. Research analyst has rated the stock with Hold recommendation.

The company was founded in 1969 and is based in Austin, Texas. Citizens, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides life insurance products in the United States and internationally. It primarily offers whole life insurance, endowments, credit insurance, final expense, and limited liability property policies.

Citizens Inc. market capitalization is $327.5M. Its return on equity ratio is assessed as 1.88% and return on assets is 0.36% with profit margin of 2.24%. Citizens Inc., price to sales ratio was analyzed as 1.62 and price to earnings ratio as 72.19. The EPS of the stock is 0.096. It is expected to reach at 0.11 in current year, 0.03 in next quarter and 0.12 for next year.

Citizens Inc., (NYSE:CIA), stock distance from 50-day simple moving average (SMA50) is -10.71% and 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) is -17.93%. Analysts computed mean target price for the company as $7.50 with low and high target prices as $7.50 and $7.50 respectively. CIA stock, distance from year’s high is -30.94% (-2.93) and year’s low is +10.47% (+0.62). The 52 week range of the CIA stock remained $5.92 – $9.47 with -13.38% change, while today’s range was $6.49 – $6.962.