NASDAQ:STFC - State Auto Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$29.20 -0.94 (-3.12 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 03:28 AM ET)
Previous Close$30.14
Today's Range$28.88 - $30.05
52-Week Range$24.84 - $34.31
Volume23,400 shs
Average Volume36,730 shs
Market Capitalization$1.32 billion
P/E Ratio-73.30
Dividend Yield1.33%
State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal, business, and specialty insurance products. It operates through four segments: Personal Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Specialty Insurance, and Investment Operations. The Personal Insurance segment primarily provides personal automobile, homeowners insurance, and other personal insurance products. The commercial insurance segment primarily provides commercial automobile, commercial multi-peril, fire and allied, general liability, and workers' compensation insurance covering small-to-medium sized commercial insurance market, as well as farm and ranch insurance. The Specialty Insurance segment provides commercial coverages that require specialized product underwriting, claims handling, or risk management services. This segment markets and underwrites specialized property exposures with a focus on catastrophe exposed risks covering property, and general liability; markets and underwrites commercial auto, healthcare, umbrella, property, and general liability coverages; and markets and distributes homogenous risks covering commercial auto, general liability, and property. The Investment Operations segment provides investment management services to affiliated insurance companies. The company markets its products primarily through independent agencies, including retail agencies and wholesale brokers. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. State Auto Financial Corporation is a subsidiary of State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.14
Current Ratio0.05
Quick Ratio0.05


Trailing P/E Ratio-73.30
Forward P/E Ratio26.55
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.42 billion
Price / Sales0.88
Cash FlowN/A
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$20.84 per share
Price / Book1.40


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.40)
Net Income$-10,700,000.00
Net Margins-0.82%
Return on Equity-0.25%
Return on Assets-0.07%


Outstanding Shares43,070,000
Market Cap$1.32 billion

State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is State Auto Financial's stock symbol?

State Auto Financial trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "STFC."

How often does State Auto Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 12th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, September 28th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 11th. View State Auto Financial's Dividend History.

How were State Auto Financial's earnings last quarter?

State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) issued its earnings results on Monday, August, 6th. The insurance provider reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.14. The insurance provider earned $341.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $332.10 million. State Auto Financial had a negative net margin of 0.82% and a negative return on equity of 0.25%. The firm's revenue was down 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.04) earnings per share. View State Auto Financial's Earnings History.

When is State Auto Financial's next earnings date?

State Auto Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 1st 2018. View Earnings Estimates for State Auto Financial.

How can I listen to State Auto Financial's earnings call?

State Auto Financial will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, November 1st at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for STFC?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for State Auto Financial's shares. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect State Auto Financial's share price to reach $30.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for State Auto Financial.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for State Auto Financial?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for State Auto Financial in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for State Auto Financial.

Are investors shorting State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 982,495 shares, an increase of 71.9% from the September 14th total of 571,501 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 30,881 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 31.8 days. Currently, 5.9% of the company's stock are sold short. View State Auto Financial's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of State Auto Financial's key competitors?

Who are State Auto Financial's key executives?

State Auto Financial's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael Edward LaRocco, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Steven Eugene English, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Gregory A. Tacchetti, Sr. VP and Chief Information & Strategy Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Kim Burton Garland, Sr. VP of Commercial Lines & MD of State Auto labs (Age 52)
  • Mr. Paul M. Stachura, Sr. VP and Chief Claims & Risk Engineering Officer (Age 60)

Who are State Auto Financial's major shareholders?

State Auto Financial's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (1.14%) and Huntington National Bank (0.05%). Company insiders that own State Auto Financial stock include Jason Earl Berkey, Jessica Elizabeth Clark, John M Petrucci, Kim Burton Garland, Matthew Stanley Mrozek, Melissa A Centers, Scott Alan Jones and Steven Eugene English. View Institutional Ownership Trends for State Auto Financial.

Which major investors are selling State Auto Financial stock?

STFC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Huntington National Bank. Company insiders that have sold State Auto Financial company stock in the last year include John M Petrucci, Matthew Stanley Mrozek, Melissa A Centers, Scott Alan Jones and Steven Eugene English. View Insider Buying and Selling for State Auto Financial.

Which major investors are buying State Auto Financial stock?

STFC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Deprince Race & Zollo Inc.. Company insiders that have bought State Auto Financial stock in the last two years include Jason Earl Berkey and Kim Burton Garland. View Insider Buying and Selling for State Auto Financial.

How do I buy shares of State Auto Financial?

Shares of STFC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is State Auto Financial's stock price today?

One share of STFC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $29.20.

How big of a company is State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial has a market capitalization of $1.32 billion and generates $1.42 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $-10,700,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.40) on an earnings per share basis. State Auto Financial employs 1,962 workers across the globe.

What is State Auto Financial's official website?

The official website for State Auto Financial is

How can I contact State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial's mailing address is 518 EAST BROAD STREET, COLUMBUS OH, 43215. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at 614-464-5000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for State Auto Financial (NASDAQ STFC)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  124 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  204 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  328
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about State Auto Financial and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe STFC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe STFC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 10/19/2018 by Staff

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