United Fire Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:UFCS)

About United Fire Group

United Fire Group logoUnited 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
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $42.22
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $45.84
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $44.50
  • 52-Week Range: $37.54 - $50.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.88
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 17.52
  • P/E Growth: 1.84
  • Market Cap: $1.07B
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,357,000
  • Beta: 0.4
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 6.19%
  • Return on Equity: 6.95%
  • Return on Assets: 1.61%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 0.20%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.20%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $44.00 (4.22% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/28/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$44.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 3/1/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/2/2017        
5/4/2016Q1$0.88$0.88ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q4$0.53$1.21ViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q3$0.20$0.75ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.22$0.57$247.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.91$0.92$248.15 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$0.56$1.34$238.80 million$250.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314($0.01)($0.10)$236.40 million$235.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.31$0.35$229.90 million$232.67 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.65$0.47$228.44 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q413$0.62$1.04$222.36 million$228.99 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.37$0.42$217.10 million$223.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.24$0.50$210.47 million$219.72 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.66$0.84$213.60 million$205.31 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012($0.10)$191.55 million$213.32 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312$0.32$0.31$205.30 million$176.53 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.20 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.41 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Annual Dividend:$1.00
Dividend Yield:2.37%
Payout Ratio:37.17% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
45.45% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
41.49% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/17/2017quarterly$0.252.41%2/27/20173/1/20173/15/2017
11/18/2016quarterly$0.252.2%11/29/201612/1/201612/15/2016
8/19/2016quarterly$0.252.35%8/30/20169/1/20169/15/2016
5/18/2016quarterly$0.252.42%5/27/20166/1/20166/15/2016
2/19/2016quarterly$0.222.15%2/26/20163/1/20163/15/2016
11/20/2015quarterly$0.222.21%11/27/201512/1/201512/15/2015
8/21/2015quarterly$0.222.66%8/28/20159/1/20159/15/2015
5/20/2015quarterly$0.222.9%5/28/20156/1/20156/15/2015
2/20/2015quarterly$0.202.76%2/26/20153/2/20153/16/2015
11/21/2014quarterly$0.202.79%11/26/201412/1/201412/15/2014
8/15/2014quarterly$0.202.67%8/28/20149/2/20149/15/2014
5/21/2014quarterly$0.202.87%5/29/20146/2/20146/16/2014
2/21/2014quarterly$0.182.43%2/27/20143/3/20143/17/2014
11/15/2013quarterly$0.182.64%11/27/201312/2/201312/16/2013
8/16/2013quarterly$0.182.25%8/29/20139/3/20139/16/2013
5/15/2013quarterly$0.182.51%5/29/20135/31/20136/14/2013
2/19/2013quarterly$0.152.42%2/27/20133/1/20133/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 60.23%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/22/2017Dawn M JaffrayCFOBuy500$41.00$20,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Barrie W ErnstVPSell6,849$49.00$335,601.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Kyle D SkogmanDirectorSell1,727$48.85$84,363.95View SEC Filing  
12/20/2016Scott L CarltonDirectorSell7,500$50.07$375,525.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016Scott L CarltonDirectorSell780$49.91$38,929.80View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016Randy A RamloCEOSell14,340$48.82$700,078.80View SEC Filing  
12/13/2016Casey D MahonDirectorSell2,000$49.92$99,840.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016David E ConnerVPSell3,500$48.85$170,975.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Neal R ScharmerVPSell4,639$44.95$208,523.05View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Michael J SheeleyCOOSell21$43.45$912.45View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Michael J SheeleyCOOSell925$38.81$35,899.25View SEC Filing  
9/21/2016Neal R ScharmerVPSell2,020$42.50$85,850.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016David E ConnerVPSell199$44.00$8,756.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Christopher R DrahozalDirectorSell5,000$42.04$210,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Kyle D SkogmanDirectorSell1,333$40.69$54,239.77View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Sarah Fisher GardialDirectorBuy100$40.74$4,074.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Scott L. CarltonDirectorSell12,500$40.05$500,625.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014John A RifeDirectorSell3,501$29.31$102,614.31View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Scott L CarltonDirectorSell9,000$28.51$256,590.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Scott L CarltonDirectorSell2,000$28.01$56,020.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014John Paul BesongDirectorBuy1,000$27.25$27,250.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2014John RifeDirectorSell6,000$27.07$162,420.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Michael Wayne PhillipsDirectorBuy1,100$29.95$32,945.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2013Randy RamloCEOSell3,469$31.00$107,539.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2013Dianne LyonsCFOSell5,282$30.44$160,784.08View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013Barrie ErnstVPSell2,000$31.37$62,740.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013Michael WilkinsEVPSell1,346$31.43$42,304.78View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Dianne LyonsCFOSell2,400$32.05$76,920.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013Scott CarltonDirectorSell15,000$32.01$480,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013Neal ScharmerVPSell2,000$30.00$60,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Michael J SheeleyCOOSell1,500$28.58$42,870.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2013Dee Ann McintyreMajor ShareholderBuy20,000$23.64$472,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012David E ConnerVPSell1,000$21.34$21,340.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2012Kyle D SkogmanDirectorBuy2,000$20.90$41,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012Jack EvansDirectorBuy4,000$19.46$77,840.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2012George D MilliganDirectorBuy2,000$19.20$38,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
DateHeadline
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NASDAQ:UFCS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 28 at 8:02 PM
marketexclusive.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) Files An 8-K Other Events (NASDAQ:UFCS)
marketexclusive.com - February 22 at 10:40 AM
capitalcube.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. :UFCS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 22, 2017 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.capitalcube.com - February 22 at 10:40 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.25 per Share (NASDAQ:UFCS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:35 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events (NASDAQ:UFCS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:35 AM
nasdaq.com logoRSI Alert: United Fire Group Now Oversold (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 4:55 PM
rttnews.com logoUnited Fire Group Inc. Announces 61% Retreat In Q4 Profit (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.rttnews.com - February 17 at 4:55 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-United Fire Group Q4 EPS $0.46 including items (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.reuters.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
globenewswire.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Results (NASDAQ:UFCS)
globenewswire.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
News IconIs United Fire Group Inc (UFCS) Really As Financially Strong As Its Balance Sheet Indicates? (NASDAQ:UFCS)
simplywall.st - February 17 at 5:07 AM
marketexclusive.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:UFCS)
marketexclusive.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUnited Fire Group's (UFCS) CEO Randy Ramlo on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:UFCS)
seekingalpha.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire posts 4Q profit (NASDAQ:UFCS)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:UFCS)
biz.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UFCS earnings conference call or presentation 16-Feb-17 3:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:UFCS)
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
capitalcube.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. : UFCS-US: Dividend Analysis : December 01st, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : January 25, 2017 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.capitalcube.com - January 25 at 4:00 PM
capitalcube.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UFCS-US : January 18, 2017 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.capitalcube.com - January 19 at 6:15 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings Call (NASDAQ:UFCS)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 4:36 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Jan 03 Filed by: SCHARMER NEAL R (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.streetinsider.com - January 6 at 6:23 AM
marketexclusive.com logoInsider Trading Activity United Fire Group, Inc (NASDAQ:UFCS) – Director Sold 1,727 shares of Stock (NASDAQ:UFCS)
marketexclusive.com - January 6 at 6:23 AM
News IconInsider Filing On Watch: Neal Scharmer, VP/General Counsel/Corp Sec of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) Just Unloaded Shares (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.whatsonthorold.com - January 6 at 6:23 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Jan 03 Filed by: ERNST BARRIE W (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.streetinsider.com - January 4 at 7:28 AM
News IconInsder Trading Filing: Why Barrie Ernst Sold 6,849 Shares of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS)? (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.whatsonthorold.com - January 4 at 7:28 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Dec 20 Filed by: Carlton Scott L (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.streetinsider.com - December 21 at 3:16 PM
News IconDirector of United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS), Carlton Scott L, sells 7,500 shares worth $375,545 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
empowerednews.net - December 21 at 3:16 PM
News IconDirector of United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS), Drahozal Christopher R, sells 7,500 shares worth $368,625 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
empowerednews.net - December 20 at 5:36 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Dec 09 Filed by: CONNER DAVID E (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.streetinsider.com - December 14 at 7:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFG) Selects Valen Analytics to Bolster Competitive Edge in Commercial Auto Underwriting (NASDAQ:UFCS)
finance.yahoo.com - December 14 at 7:38 AM
insidermonkey.com logoDo Hedge Funds Love United Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS)? (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 14 at 7:38 AM
News IconVP/Chief Claims Officer of United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS), Conner David E, sells 3,500 shares worth $170,962 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
empowerednews.net - December 12 at 9:24 PM
News IconInsder Trading Filing: Michael Wilkins, Executive Vice President & COO of United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) Just Sold Shares (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.whatsonthorold.com - December 9 at 9:27 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-United Fire Group says increased size of board from 12 to 13 directors (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.reuters.com - November 19 at 10:32 AM
News IconInsider Move to Note: United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) VP/General Counsel/Corp Sec Neal Scharmer, Sold $208,523 in Stock (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.whatsonthorold.com - November 19 at 10:32 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers (NASDAQ:UFCS)
biz.yahoo.com - November 18 at 7:42 PM
publicnow.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.25 per Share and Announces Changes to the Board of Directors (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.publicnow.com - November 18 at 7:42 PM
News IconNotable Insider Reporting: David Conner, United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS)’s insider Sold 4,801 Shares (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.whatsonthorold.com - November 15 at 8:53 PM
News IconInsider Activity: United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS)’s Stock Insider Deal – Michael Sheeley Sold 925 Shares (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.whatsonthorold.com - November 11 at 7:52 PM
News IconUnited Fire Group Reports 3Q Results (NASDAQ:UFCS)
insurancenewsnet.com - November 4 at 12:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UFCS earnings conference call or presentation 2-Nov-16 2:00pm GMT (NASDAQ:UFCS)
finance.yahoo.com - November 3 at 12:27 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-United Fire Group Q3 EPS $0.48 including items (NASDAQ:UFCS)
in.reuters.com - November 2 at 8:37 PM
seekingalpha.com logoUnited Fire Group's (UFCS) CEO Randy Ramlo on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:UFCS)
seekingalpha.com - November 2 at 8:37 PM
rttnews.com logoUnited Fire Group Inc. Earnings Drop 44% In Q3 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.rttnews.com - November 2 at 8:37 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire posts 3Q profit (NASDAQ:UFCS)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - November 2 at 11:51 AM
News IconU.S. Bancorp (USB) is United Fire Group Inc.’s Largest Position (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.evergreeninvestor.com - November 1 at 8:16 PM
4-traders.com logoUnited Fire : begins renovations at American Building in Cedar Rapids (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.4-traders.com - October 22 at 7:14 PM
publicnow.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2016 Third Quarter Earnings Call (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.publicnow.com - October 11 at 7:38 PM
4-traders.com logoUnited Fire : UFCS) VP Sells 2,020 Shares of Stock (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.4-traders.com - September 28 at 8:44 AM
capitalcube.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UFCS-US : September 27, 2016 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.capitalcube.com - September 27 at 10:49 AM
News IconVP/General Counsel/Corp Sec of United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS), Scharmer Neal R, sells 300 shares worth $12,750 (NASDAQ:UFCS)
empowerednews.net - September 22 at 7:30 PM
fidaily.com logoInsider Activity – United Fire Group, Inc (NASDAQ:UFCS) (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.fidaily.com - September 22 at 7:30 PM

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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. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Wednesday, March 15th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 27th.

When will United Fire Group announce their earnings?

United Fire Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

Who owns United Fire Group stock?

United Fire Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.48%), Systematic Financial Management LP (2.24%), State Street Corp (1.88%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.80%), Martingale Asset Management L P (0.41%) and New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.21%). 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 O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC, New York State Teachers Retirement System, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY, Royce & Associates LP, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Envestnet Asset Management Inc.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Guggenheim Capital LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, State Street Corp, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bessemer Group Inc. and AQR Capital Management LLC. 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 $42.22.

United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) Chart for Wednesday, March, 1, 2017


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Dividend Payments by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)

Last Updated on 3/1/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff