The following are today's upgrades for Validea's Small-Cap Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Motley Fool. This strategy looks for small cap growth stocks with solid fundamentals and strong price performance.
NI HOLDINGS INC (NODK) is a small-cap value stock in the Insurance (Prop. & Casualty) industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Motley Fool changed from 59% to 85% based on the firm’s underlying fundamentals and the stock’s valuation. A score of 80% or above typically indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% typically indicates strong interest.
Company Description: NI Holdings, Inc. is the stock holding company of Nodak Mutual Insurance Company (Nodak Mutual). Nodak Mutual is a mutual insurance company based in North Dakota. It offers property and casualty insurance, crop hail, and multi-peril crop insurance to members of the North Dakota Farm Bureau through captive agents in North Dakota. Nodak Mutual writes multi-peril crop, crop hail, private passenger automobile, farmowners, homeowners, and commercial property and liability policies in North Dakota. Members of the North Dakota Farm Bureau Federation can purchase insurance coverage from Nodak Mutual. The Company may also acquire or organize other operating subsidiaries, including insurance companies or other fee-based insurance businesses, such as insurance agencies.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests. Not all criteria in the below table receive equal weighting or are independent, but the table provides a brief overview of the strong and weak points of the security in the context of the strategy's criteria.
|COMPARE SALES AND EPS GROWTH TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR:||PASS|
|CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS:||PASS|
|PROFIT MARGIN CONSISTENCY:||PASS|
|R&D AS A PERCENTAGE OF SALES:||NEUTRAL|
|CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:||PASS|
|"THE FOOL RATIO" (P/E TO GROWTH):||PASS|
|AVERAGE SHARES OUTSTANDING:||PASS|
|DAILY DOLLAR VOLUME:||FAIL|
|INCOME TAX PERCENTAGE:||FAIL|
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