About United Fire Group (UFCS)
United Fire Group, Inc., formerly United Fire & Casualty Company, is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling annuities. The Company operates in two segments: property and casualty insurance, and life insurance. The Company's property and casualty insurance segment consists of commercial lines insurance, including surety bonds, personal lines insurance and assumed insurance. Its life insurance segment consists of deferred and immediate annuities, universal life insurance products and traditional life insurance products. Its life insurance segment consists solely of the operations of United Life Insurance Company. On February 1, 2012, the Company completed a holding company reorganization of United Fire Group, Inc., United Fire & Casualty Company and UFC MergeCo, Inc. On March 28, 2011, the Company acquired Mercer Insurance Group, Inc. (Mercer Insurance Group).
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Finance
- Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
- Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
- Exchange: NASDAQ
- Symbol: UFCS
- CUSIP: 91034010
- Previous Close: $44.52
- 50 Day Moving Average: $42.88
- 200 Day Moving Average: $44.55
- 52-Week Range: $37.54 - $50.75
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 22.80
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 22.00
- P/E Growth: 2.23
- Market Cap: $1.12B
- Outstanding Shares: 25,459,000
- Beta: 0.4
- Net Margins: 6.19%
- Return on Equity: 6.95%
- Return on Assets: 1.61%
- Current Ratio: 0.20%
- Quick Ratio: 0.20%
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Consensus Ratings for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) (?) The ratings breakdown includes the most recent rating from each analyst that has rated the stock within the last twelve months. The ratings score is a calculation of the average number of sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). The consensus price target is a mean average of the most recent price target set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months.
|Ratings Breakdown: ||1 Hold Rating|
|Consensus Rating:||Hold (Score: 2.00)|
|Consensus Price Target: ||$44.00 (0.00% downside)|
Analysts' Ratings History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
(Data available from 4/29/2015 forward)
|Date||Firm||Action||Rating||Price Target||Impact on Share Price||Details|
|3/27/2017||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Set Price Target||Hold||$44.00||Low|
Earnings History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)Earnings History by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)
|Date||Quarter||Consensus Estimate||Actual EPS||Revenue Estimate||Actual Revenue||Release Link||Conference Call||Details|
|5/2/2017|| || || || || || || || |
|8/4/2015||Q215||$0.22||$0.57||$247.40 million||$255.15 million||View||N/A|
|5/5/2015||Q115||$0.91||$0.92||$248.15 million||$237.60 million||View||N/A|
|2/17/2015||Q414||$0.56||$1.34||$238.80 million||$250.50 million||View||N/A|
|11/4/2014||Q314||($0.01)||($0.10)||$236.40 million||$235.90 million||View||N/A|
|8/5/2014||Q214||$0.31||$0.35||$229.90 million||$232.67 million||View||N/A|
|5/6/2014||Q114||$0.65||$0.47||$228.44 million||$220.71 million||View||N/A|
|2/18/2014||Q413||$0.62||$1.04||$222.36 million||$228.99 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2013||Q313||$0.37||$0.42||$217.10 million||$223.02 million||View||N/A|
|8/6/2013||Q2 2013||$0.24||$0.50||$210.47 million||$219.72 million||View||N/A|
|5/7/2013||Q1 2013||$0.66||$0.84||$213.60 million||$205.31 million||View||N/A|
|2/19/2013||Q4 2012||($0.10)||$191.55 million||$213.32 million||View||N/A|
|11/5/2012||Q312||$0.32||$0.31||$205.30 million||$176.53 million||View||N/A|
Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.00 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.00 EPS
Current Dividend Information for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
|Most Recent Dividend:||3/15/2017|
|Payout Ratio:||37.17% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
50.00% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
50.00% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend History by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Announced||Period||Amount||Yield||Ex-Dividend Date||Record Date||Payable Date|
Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.90%Insider Trades by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 60.23%
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
|Transaction Date||Insider Name||Title||Buy/Sell||Number of Shares||Average Share Price||Total Transaction||Details|
|2/22/2017||Dawn M Jaffray||CFO||Buy||500||$41.00||$20,500.00|| |
|1/3/2017||Barrie W Ernst||VP||Sell||6,849||$49.00||$335,601.00|| |
|1/3/2017||Kyle D Skogman||Director||Sell||1,727||$48.85||$84,363.95|| |
|12/20/2016||Scott L Carlton||Director||Sell||7,500||$50.07||$375,525.00|| |
|12/16/2016||Scott L Carlton||Director||Sell||780||$49.91||$38,929.80|| |
|12/14/2016||Randy A Ramlo||CEO||Sell||14,340||$48.82||$700,078.80|| |
|12/13/2016||Casey D Mahon||Director||Sell||2,000||$49.92||$99,840.00|| |
|12/9/2016||David E Conner||VP||Sell||3,500||$48.85||$170,975.00|| |
|11/17/2016||Neal R Scharmer||VP||Sell||4,639||$44.95||$208,523.05|| |
|11/15/2016||Michael J Sheeley||COO||Sell||21||$43.45||$912.45|| |
|11/8/2016||Michael J Sheeley||COO||Sell||925||$38.81||$35,899.25|| |
|9/21/2016||Neal R Scharmer||VP||Sell||2,020||$42.50||$85,850.00|| |
|9/8/2016||David E Conner||VP||Sell||199||$44.00||$8,756.00|| |
|6/15/2016||Christopher R Drahozal||Director||Sell||5,000||$42.04||$210,200.00|| |
|5/10/2016||Kyle D Skogman||Director||Sell||1,333||$40.69||$54,239.77|| |
|5/9/2016||Sarah Fisher Gardial||Director||Buy||100||$40.74||$4,074.00|| |
|11/11/2015||Scott L. Carlton||Director||Sell||12,500||$40.05||$500,625.00|| |
|6/20/2014||John A Rife||Director||Sell||3,501||$29.31||$102,614.31|| |
|6/11/2014||Scott L Carlton||Director||Sell||9,000||$28.51||$256,590.00|| |
|6/6/2014||Scott L Carlton||Director||Sell||2,000||$28.01||$56,020.00|| |
|5/14/2014||John Paul Besong||Director||Buy||1,000||$27.25||$27,250.00|| |
|1/21/2014||John Rife||Director||Sell||6,000||$27.07||$162,420.00|| |
|11/11/2013||Michael Wayne Phillips||Director||Buy||1,100||$29.95||$32,945.00|| |
|9/24/2013||Randy Ramlo||CEO||Sell||3,469||$31.00||$107,539.00|| |
|8/22/2013||Dianne Lyons||CFO||Sell||5,282||$30.44||$160,784.08|| |
|8/21/2013||Barrie Ernst||VP||Sell||2,000||$31.37||$62,740.00|| |
|8/21/2013||Michael Wilkins||EVP||Sell||1,346||$31.43||$42,304.78|| |
|8/20/2013||Dianne Lyons||CFO||Sell||2,400||$32.05||$76,920.00|| |
|8/19/2013||Scott Carlton||Director||Sell||15,000||$32.01||$480,150.00|| |
|8/16/2013||Neal Scharmer||VP||Sell||2,000||$30.00||$60,000.00|| |
|5/16/2013||Michael J Sheeley||COO||Sell||1,500||$28.58||$42,870.00|| |
|2/4/2013||Dee Ann Mcintyre||Major Shareholder||Buy||20,000||$23.64||$472,800.00|| |
|12/27/2012||David E Conner||VP||Sell||1,000||$21.34||$21,340.00|| |
|12/12/2012||Kyle D Skogman||Director||Buy||2,000||$20.90||$41,800.00|| |
|11/16/2012||Jack Evans||Director||Buy||4,000||$19.46||$77,840.00|| |
|11/15/2012||George D Milligan||Director||Buy||2,000||$19.20||$38,400.00|| |
Headline Trends for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Latest Headlines for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
|United Fire Group (UFCS) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.21|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 1:42 PM
|United Fire Group (UFCS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 12:12 PM
|United Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UFCS-US : April 25, 2017|
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 9:01 AM
|United Fire Group (UFCS) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.31|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 5:32 PM
|United Fire Group (UFCS) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 2:35 PM
|United Fire Group (UFCS) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 3:04 PM
|United Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Short Interest Up 7.7% in March|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 11:21 AM
|United Fire: Lacks Specific Catalyst, But Great Long-Term Dividend Growth Potential|
seekingalpha.com - April 7 at 6:14 PM
|United Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2017 First Quarter Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 6:14 PM
|United Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Given a $44.00 Price Target at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 10:34 PM
|UNITED FIRE GROUP INC Financials|
finance.yahoo.com - March 4 at 8:13 PM
|UNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report|
biz.yahoo.com - February 28 at 8:02 PM
|United Fire Group, Inc. Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.25 per Share|
finance.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:35 AM
|UNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events|
biz.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:35 AM
|RSI Alert: United Fire Group Now Oversold|
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 4:55 PM
|United Fire Group Inc. Announces 61% Retreat In Q4 Profit|
www.rttnews.com - February 17 at 4:55 PM
|BRIEF-United Fire Group Q4 EPS $0.46 including items|
www.reuters.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
|United Fire Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Results|
globenewswire.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
|United Fire Group's (UFCS) CEO Randy Ramlo on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript|
seekingalpha.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
|UNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition|
biz.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
|Edited Transcript of UFCS earnings conference call or presentation 16-Feb-17 3:00pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
|United Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings Call|
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 4:36 AM
|Form 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Jan 03 Filed by: SCHARMER NEAL R|
www.streetinsider.com - January 6 at 6:23 AM
|Form 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Jan 03 Filed by: ERNST BARRIE W|
www.streetinsider.com - January 4 at 7:28 AM
|Form 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Dec 20 Filed by: Carlton Scott L|
www.streetinsider.com - December 21 at 3:16 PM
|Form 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Dec 09 Filed by: CONNER DAVID E|
www.streetinsider.com - December 14 at 7:38 AM
|United Fire Group (UFG) Selects Valen Analytics to Bolster Competitive Edge in Commercial Auto Underwriting|
finance.yahoo.com - December 14 at 7:38 AM
|BRIEF-United Fire Group says increased size of board from 12 to 13 directors|
www.reuters.com - November 19 at 10:32 AM
|UNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers|
biz.yahoo.com - November 18 at 7:42 PM
|Edited Transcript of UFCS earnings conference call or presentation 2-Nov-16 2:00pm GMT|
finance.yahoo.com - November 3 at 12:27 PM
|United Fire Group's (UFCS) CEO Randy Ramlo on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript|
seekingalpha.com - November 2 at 8:37 PM
|United Fire Group Inc. Earnings Drop 44% In Q3|
www.rttnews.com - November 2 at 8:37 PM
Frequently Asked Questions for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
What is United Fire Group's stock symbol?
United Fire Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "UFCS."
How often does United Fire Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for United Fire Group?
United Fire Group announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 17th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 27th.
How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter?
United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.88. The company earned $264.26 million during the quarter. United Fire Group had a net margin of 6.19% and a return on equity of 6.95%.
When will United Fire Group make its next earnings announcement?
United Fire Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.
What guidance has United Fire Group issued on next quarter's earnings?
United Fire Group updated its third quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 23rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of ($0.03) - $0.01 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.47.
Where is United Fire Group's stock going? Where will United Fire Group's stock price be in 2017?
1 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for United Fire Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $44.00 to $44.00. On average, they anticipate United Fire Group's stock price to reach $44.00 in the next year.
Are investors shorting United Fire Group?
United Fire Group saw a increase in short interest in March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totalling 138,210 shares, an increase of 7.7% from the February 28th total of 128,274 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 67,024 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days.
Who owns United Fire Group stock?
United Fire Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. (1.03%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (0.51%), Shell Asset Management Co. (0.10%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.08%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.06%) and Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own United Fire Group stock include Barrie W Ernst, Casey D Mahon, Christopher R Drahozal, David E Conner, Dawn M Jaffray, Kyle D Skogman, Michael J Sheeley, Neal R Scharmer, Randy A Ramlo, Sarah Fisher Gardial and Scott L Carlton.
Who sold United Fire Group stock? Who is selling United Fire Group stock?
United Fire Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Strs Ohio, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Shell Asset Management Co., Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Capstone Asset Management Co.. Company insiders that have sold United Fire Group stock in the last year include Barrie W Ernst, Casey D Mahon, Christopher R Drahozal, David E Conner, Kyle D Skogman, Michael J Sheeley, Neal R Scharmer, Randy A Ramlo and Scott L Carlton.
Who bought United Fire Group stock? Who is buying United Fire Group stock?
United Fire Group's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. Company insiders that have bought United Fire Group stock in the last two years include Dawn M Jaffray and Sarah Fisher Gardial.
How do I buy United Fire Group stock?
Shares of United Fire Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of United Fire Group stock cost?
One share of United Fire Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.00.
United Fire Group (UFCS) Chart for Saturday, April, 29, 2017