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

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$34.37 -0.03 (-0.09 %)
(As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$34.37
Today's Range$34.03 - $34.6850
52-Week Range$26.41 - $35.05
Volume34,371 shs
Average Volume58,542 shs
Market Capitalization$1.48 billion
P/E Ratio28.64
Dividend Yield1.16%
Beta0.44
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

Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:STFC
CUSIP85570710
Phone614-464-5000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.28 billion
Book Value$20.84 per share

Profitability

Net Income$12.80 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,962
Market Cap$1.48 billion
Next Earnings Date5/14/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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 Monday, November 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, December 28th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 6th. 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 Thursday, February, 14th. The insurance provider reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.04. The insurance provider earned $264.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $325.65 million. State Auto Financial had a return on equity of 6.09% and a net margin of 1.00%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 27.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.49) EPS. 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 Tuesday, May 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for State Auto Financial.

What price target have analysts set for STFC?

1 brokers have issued 1 year 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 year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.7%. 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.

Has State Auto Financial been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about STFC stock have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. State Auto Financial earned a news sentiment score of -1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the insurance provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial saw a decrease in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 358,286 shares, a decrease of 41.5% from the January 15th total of 612,783 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 37,335 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 9.6 days. Currently, 2.2% of the company's stock are short sold. View State Auto Financial's Current Options Chain.

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

What other stocks do shareholders of State Auto Financial own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other State Auto Financial investors own include Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), MONDI/PAR VTG FPD 0.2 (MNDI), Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR), SS&C Technologies (SSNC), Qiagen (QGEN), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Starbucks (SBUX), Shire (SHPG), Semtech (SMTC) and Uniti Group (UNIT).

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 62)
  • Mr. Steven Eugene English, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Gregory A. Tacchetti, Sr. VP and Chief Information & Strategy Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Kim Burton Garland, Sr. VP of Commercial Lines & MD of State Auto labs (Age 53)
  • Mr. Paul M. Stachura, Sr. VP and Chief Claims & Risk Engineering Officer (Age 61)

Who are State Auto Financial's major shareholders?

State Auto Financial's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.02%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.13%), BlackRock Inc. (2.67%), Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. (0.96%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (0.89%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.53%). 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 Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Force Capital Management LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Strs Ohio, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, Minerva Advisors LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and New York State Common Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold State Auto Financial company stock in the last year include 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 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, James Investment Research Inc., BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Barclays PLC, Bank of America Corp DE and Advisor Group 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 $34.37.

How big of a company is State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial has a market capitalization of $1.48 billion and generates $1.28 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $12.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.20 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 http://www.stateauto.com.

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:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  144 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  223 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  367
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 2/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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