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

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$34.73 -0.22 (-0.63 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 11:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$34.95
Today's Range$34.64 - $34.86
52-Week Range$25.92 - $35.05
Volume101 shs
Average Volume32,199 shs
Market Capitalization$1.51 billion
P/E Ratio-87.13
Dividend Yield1.15%
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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:STFC
Previous Symbol


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


Trailing P/E Ratio-87.13
Forward P/E Ratio30.20
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 / Book1.67


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.40)
Net Income$-10,700,000.00
Net Margins2.29%
Return on Equity4.62%
Return on Assets1.34%


Outstanding Shares43,150,000
Market Cap$1.51 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 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 1.15%. 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 quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.17. The insurance provider earned $346 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $325.60 million. State Auto Financial had a net margin of 2.29% and a return on equity of 4.62%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($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 Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for State Auto Financial.

What price target have analysts set for STFC?

1 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for State Auto Financial's shares. Their forecasts range from $30.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect 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 13.6%. 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 headlines about STFC stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. State Auto Financial earned a news sentiment score of 1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the insurance provider a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 830,583 shares, an increase of 59.6% from the November 15th total of 520,426 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 31,971 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 26.0 days. Approximately 5.0% 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (6.03%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.41%), Vanguard Group Inc (3.41%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (3.11%), BlackRock Inc. (2.61%) and Earnest Partners LLC (1.76%). 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, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Earnest Partners LLC, Huntington National Bank, Credit Suisse AG and Alliancebernstein L.P.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, BlackRock Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. 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 $34.73.

How big of a company is State Auto Financial?

State Auto Financial has a market capitalization of $1.51 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:  135 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  214 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  349
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 12/14/2018 by Staff

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