National Financial (NYSE:NFP) Net Income Hikes fiscal Fourth Quarter – NFP, AJG, BRO, MMC

National Financial Partners Corp (NYSE:NFP) announced a lift in fiscal Q4 net income to $19.4 million or $0.45 a share, from $11.2 million or $0.27 a share in the similar period previous year.

The New York-based company’s cash earnings moved up to $37.2 million or $0.85 a share for the quarter, from $27.7 million or $0.65 a share in the similar period previous year.

Thomson Reuters 5 analysts’ survey on average forecasted to earn $0.70 a share for the period. At the same time, total revenues for the three months period surged 3.8% to $300.1 million from $289.2 million in the same quarter a year earlier.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE:AJG) rose +0.13% to settle at $38.87, Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO) moved up +0.51% to end at $29.37 while Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC) jumped +0.14% to finish at $36.12 on Friday.

National Financial Partners Corp. (NYSE:NFP) on Feb 15, 2013 increased +5.88% to the closing price of $19.81. The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.11 million shares. Its fifty two weeks range was $12.54 – $22.08. The total market capitalization remained at $789.93 million.

NFP is ahead of its 52-week low with 57.97% and looking forward from its 52-week high price with 3.88%. NFP’s last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.81%. In its share capital NFP has 39.84 million outstanding shares, among them 38.83 million shares have been floated in market exchange. NFP’s stock’s institutional ownership remained 98.50% while insider ownership included 2.52%.

The stock price of NFP is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with 10.58% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with 13.64%. NFP’s current year’s earnings per share experienced a downfall of -12.68% while its current quarter performance remained at 20.50%. Company’s beta coefficient included 2.83. Beta factors measure the amount of market risk associated with market trade.

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