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NASDAQ:UFCS

United Fire Group (UFCS) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$23.01
-0.28 (-1.20%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$22.97
$23.33
50-Day Range
$20.12
$24.96
52-Week Range
$18.41
$29.04
Volume
83,701 shs
Average Volume
90,939 shs
Market Capitalization
$581.23 million
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
2.78%
Price Target
$18.00

United Fire Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Sell
1.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
21.8% Downside
$18.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.22% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.70mentions of United Fire Group in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
36.36%
From $1.10 to $1.50 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

1.90 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

665th out of 852 stocks

Fire, Marine, & Casualty Insurance Industry

34th out of 50 stocks


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About United Fire Group Stock (NASDAQ:UFCS)

United Fire Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance for individuals and businesses in the United States. The company offers commercial and personal lines of property and casualty insurance; and commercial multiple peril and inland marine insurance, as well as assumed reinsurance products. Its commercial policies include fire and allied lines, other liability, automobile, workers' compensation, and fidelity and surety coverage; and personal lines comprise automobile, and fire and allied lines coverage, including homeowners. The company sells its products through a network of independent agencies. United Fire Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1946 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

UFCS Stock Price History

UFCS Stock News Headlines

Critical asset just had biggest fall on record
What many consider America's critical financial asset suffers biggest fall on record. Expert says: "it's very bad for millions, protect yourself now."
Q4 2023 United Fire Group Inc Earnings Call
United Fire Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results
Critical asset just had biggest fall on record
What many consider America's critical financial asset suffers biggest fall on record. Expert says: "it's very bad for millions, protect yourself now."
UFG Appoints Kelly Walsh Chief Underwriting Officer
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Q3 2023 United Fire Group Inc Earnings Call
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/04/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/15 Dividend
11/30/2023
Dividend Payable
12/15/2023
Today
3/02/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/22 Dividend
3/07/2024
Dividend Payable
3/22/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/13/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-Industry
Property & Casualty Insurance
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:UFCS
CUSIP
91034010
Employees
1,091
Year Founded
1937

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$18.00
High Stock Price Target
$18.00
Low Stock Price Target
$18.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-21.8%
Consensus Rating
Sell
Rating Score (0-4)
1.00
Research Coverage
1 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$-29,700,000.00
Pretax Margin
-3.79%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.10 billion
Cash Flow
$1.38 per share
Book Value
$29.37 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
23,360,000
Market Cap
$581.23 million
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.36

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Kevin James Leidwinger (Age 60)
    President, CEO, Principal Executive Officer & Director
    Comp: $1.09M
  • Mr. Eric John Martin
    Executive VP, CFO & Principal Financial Officer
  • Mr. Robert Francis Cataldo (Age 53)
    VP and Chief Investment & Strategy Officer
    Comp: $569.98k
  • Mr. Jeremy Joseph Bahl (Age 46)
    Chief Underwriting Officer & VP
    Comp: $418.33k
  • Mr. Micah Grant WoolstenhulmeMr. Micah Grant Woolstenhulme (Age 48)
    Chief Risk Officer & VP
    Comp: $455.4k
  • Ms. Julie Anne Stephenson (Age 56)
    Executive VP & COO
  • Ms. Sarah Emily Madsen (Age 45)
    Chief Legal Officer, VP & Corporate Secretary
  • Mr. Michael John Sheeley (Age 63)
    VP & Chief Marketing Officer
  • Mr. Patrick P. Kane C.P.C.U.
    Asst. VP & Region Marketing Manager
  • Mr. Corey Lynn Ruehle (Age 50)
    VP & Chief Claims Officer














UFCS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell United Fire Group stock right now?

1 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for United Fire Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "sell" UFCS shares.
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What is United Fire Group's stock price target for 2024?

1 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for United Fire Group's shares. Their UFCS share price targets range from $18.00 to $18.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $18.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 21.8%.
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How have UFCS shares performed in 2024?

United Fire Group's stock was trading at $20.12 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, UFCS stock has increased by 14.4% and is now trading at $23.01.
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Are investors shorting United Fire Group?

United Fire Group saw a drop in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 259,000 shares, a drop of 22.0% from the January 31st total of 332,100 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 97,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.7 days. Currently, 1.2% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is United Fire Group's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 13th 2024.
View our UFCS earnings forecast
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How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter?

United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 4th. The insurance provider reported ($0.31) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.31). The insurance provider earned $248.54 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $254.90 million. United Fire Group had a negative net margin of 2.71% and a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 4.44%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($1.37) EPS.

How often does United Fire Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for United Fire Group?

United Fire Group declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th.
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Is United Fire Group a good dividend stock?

United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.72%.
Read our dividend analysis for UFCS.

What is Randy A. Ramlo's approval rating as United Fire Group's CEO?

52 employees have rated United Fire Group Chief Executive Officer Randy A. Ramlo on Glassdoor.com. Randy A. Ramlo has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of United Fire Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other United Fire Group investors own include STORE Capital (STOR), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), Dominion Energy (D), Ford Motor (F), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Moelis & Company (MC), PepsiCo (PEP), Progenics Pharmaceuticals (PGNX), RLI (RLI) and SEI Investments (SEIC).

Who are United Fire Group's major shareholders?

United Fire Group's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.27%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.87%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.44%), Northern Trust Corp (1.12%), Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.70%) and Foundry Partners LLC (0.63%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher R Drahozal, Eric J Martin, George D Milligan, James Noyce, Lura E Mcbride, Mark A Green, Micah G Woolstenhulme, Micah G Woolstenhulme and Scott L Carlton.
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How do I buy shares of United Fire Group?

Shares of UFCS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:UFCS) was last updated on 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff