National Research Co. (NASDAQ:NRCIB) reached a new 52-week high on Friday . The stock traded as high as $58.16 and last traded at $55.15, with a volume of 1400 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $54.89.

The company has a market capitalization of $1,350.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 110.64 and a beta of 0.07.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.60 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.34%. National Research’s dividend payout ratio is 480.00%.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in National Research by 0.5% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 90,616 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,570,000 after buying an additional 457 shares in the last quarter. Willis Investment Counsel grew its position in shares of National Research by 1.7% in the second quarter. Willis Investment Counsel now owns 29,042 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,379,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE grew its position in shares of National Research by 178.4% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 3,675 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after purchasing an additional 2,355 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of National Research in the third quarter valued at about $215,000. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System acquired a new stake in shares of National Research in the second quarter valued at about $224,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 2.61% of the company’s stock.

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National Research Company Profile

National Research Corporation provides analytics and insights for the patient and employee experience in serving the healthcare providers, payers, and other healthcare organizations in the United States and Canada. Its portfolio of subscription-based solutions offer information and analysis services in a range of elements, including patient experience and satisfaction, community population health risks, workforce engagement, community perceptions, and physician engagement.

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