NASDAQ:STFC - State Auto Financial Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $34.52 +0.04 (+0.12 %) (As of 01/21/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$34.48Today's Range$34.47 - $34.8852-Week Range$25.92 - $35.05Volume42,373 shsAverage Volume40,531 shsMarket Capitalization$1.49 billionP/E Ratio-86.30Dividend Yield1.16%Beta0.56 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:STFC Previous Symbol CUSIP85570710 Webwww.stateauto.com Phone614-464-5000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.14 Current Ratio0.05 Quick Ratio0.05Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-86.30 Forward P/E Ratio30.02 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.42 billion Price / Sales1.05 Cash FlowN/A Price / Cash FlowN/A Book Value$20.84 per share Price / Book1.66Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.40) Net Income$-10,700,000.00 Net Margins2.29% Return on Equity4.62% Return on Assets1.34%Miscellaneous Employees1,962 Outstanding Shares43,150,000Market Cap$1.49 billion 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, November 12th. Shareholders 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date 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) released its earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.17. The insurance provider earned $346 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $325.60 million. State Auto Financial had a net margin of 2.29% and a return on equity of 4.62%. State Auto Financial's revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.54) 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, February 14th 2019. 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, February 14th 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 target prices for State Auto Financial's shares. Their predictions range from $30.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect State Auto Financial's stock price to reach $30.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.1%. 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? News stories about STFC stock have been trending very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. State Auto Financial earned a media sentiment score of 3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the insurance provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat 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 drop in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 462,502 shares, a drop of 39.1% from the December 14th total of 758,874 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 55,141 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.4 days. Currently, 2.8% 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? Some companies that are related to State Auto Financial include RenaissanceRe (RNR), Kemper (KMPR), Hanover Insurance Group (THG), Axis Capital (AXS), Enstar Group (ESGR), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), RLI (RLI), Mercury General (MCY), AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), National General (NGHC), Aspen Insurance (AHL), ProAssurance (PRA), Navigators Group (NAVG) and Horace Mann Educators (HMN). 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Park National Corp OH (0.02%). 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 institutional investors are selling State Auto Financial stock? STFC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Park National Corp OH. 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. 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 $34.52. How big of a company is State Auto Financial? State Auto Financial has a market capitalization of $1.49 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 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 139 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 217 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 356MarketBeat'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 1/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Current Ratio?