NASDAQ:STFC - State Auto Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $31.88 +0.17 (+0.54 %) (As of 08/21/2018 05:52 AM ET)Previous Close$31.71Today's Range$31.56 - $32.0352-Week Range$22.69 - $34.31Volume9,200 shsAverage Volume38,443 shsMarket Capitalization$1.34 billionP/E Ratio-79.70Dividend Yield0.94%Beta0.79 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive STFC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for STFC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance SectorFinance SymbolNASDAQ:STFC CUSIP85570710 Webwww.stateauto.com Phone614-464-5000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.14 Current Ratio0.05 Quick Ratio0.05 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-79.70 Forward P/E Ratio28.98 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.42 billion Price / Sales0.97 Cash FlowN/A Price / CashN/A Book Value$20.84 per share Price / Book1.53 Profitability 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% Miscellaneous Employees1,962 Outstanding Shares43,070,000Market Cap$1.34 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 announced 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 1.25%. 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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 6th. The insurance provider reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.14. The insurance provider had revenue of $341.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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 company's revenue was down 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($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. What price target have analysts set for STFC? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for State Auto Financial's shares. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $30.00. On average, they anticipate State Auto Financial's stock price to reach $30.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.9%. 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. Who are some of State Auto Financial's key competitors? Some companies that are related to State Auto Financial include Hanover Insurance Group (THG), RenaissanceRe (RNR), Kemper (KMPR), Axis Capital (AXS), Enstar Group (ESGR), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), RLI (RLI), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), National General (NGHC), Mercury General (MCY), AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), ProAssurance (PRA), Aspen Insurance (AHL), Horace Mann Educators (HMN) and Navigators Group (NAVG). 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) Has State Auto Financial been receiving favorable news coverage? News coverage about STFC stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. State Auto Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.89 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for State Auto Financial. Who are State Auto Financial's major shareholders? State Auto Financial's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.02%), BlackRock Inc. (2.59%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (2.55%), Earnest Partners LLC (1.80%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (1.03%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.60%). 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 Royce & Associates LP, Boston Partners, Minerva Advisors LLC, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. and Bank of America Corp DE. 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., California Public Employees Retirement System, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Lincoln National Corp and Schwab Charles Investment Management 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 $31.88. How big of a company is State Auto Financial? State Auto Financial has a market capitalization of $1.34 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. 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: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 109 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 197 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 306MarketBeat'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 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What do investors mean by earnings per share?