NASDAQ:UFCS - United Fire Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $44.79 +0.05 (+0.11 %) (As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$44.74Today's Range$44.59 - $45.4952-Week Range$42.65 - $61.56Volume34,704 shsAverage Volume64,760 shsMarket Capitalization$1.12 billionP/E Ratio67.73Dividend Yield2.73%BetaN/A ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email United Fire Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance protection for individuals and businesses in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. The Property and Casualty Insurance segment offers commercial and personal lines of property and casualty insurance, as well as assumed reinsurance products. Its commercial policies include fire and allied lines, other liability, automobile, workers' compensation, and surety coverage; and personal lines consists of automobile, and fire and allied lines coverage, including homeowners. The Life Insurance segment underwrites deferred and immediate fixed annuities; universal life insurance products; and traditional life insurance products, such as term life insurance and whole life insurance products. The company sells its products through a network of independent agencies. United Fire Group, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Receive UFCS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for UFCS 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:UFCS Previous Symbol CUSIP91034010 CIK101199 Webwww.ufginsurance.com Phone319-399-5700Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.27 Quick Ratio0.27Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio67.73 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.07 billion Price / Sales1.05 Cash Flow$0.8775 per share Price / Cash Flow51.04 Book Value$35.43 per share Price / Book1.26Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$27.65 million Net Margins2.58% Return on Equity1.85% Return on Assets0.60%Miscellaneous Employees1,183 Outstanding Shares25,110,000Market Cap$1.12 billion Next Earnings Date5/8/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) Frequently Asked Questions 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 15th. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.77%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. View United Fire Group's Dividend History. How will United Fire Group's stock buyback program work? United Fire Group declared that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, November 9th 2017, which allows the company to buyback 2,240,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter? United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 20th. The insurance provider reported ($0.30) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.53. The insurance provider had revenue of $279.65 million for the quarter. United Fire Group had a return on equity of 1.85% and a net margin of 2.58%. View United Fire Group's Earnings History. When is United Fire Group's next earnings date? United Fire Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 8th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group. What price target have analysts set for UFCS? 1 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for United Fire Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate United Fire Group's share price to reach $53.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for United Fire Group. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for United Fire Group? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for United Fire Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for United Fire Group. Has United Fire Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about UFCS stock has been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a daily sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of United Fire Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to United Fire Group include Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), Enstar Group (ESGR), RLI (RLI), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), Mercury General (MCY), National General (NGHC), ASPEN INS HOLDI/SH (AHL), Navigators Group (NAVG), ProAssurance (PRA), Horace Mann Educators (HMN), Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL), State Auto Financial (STFC), Safety Insurance Group (SAFT) and Employers (EIG). 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 Zymeworks (ZYME), Direxion Daily S&P 500 Bull 3X (SPXL), Store Capital (STOR), SEI Investments (SEIC), Progenics Pharmaceuticals (PGNX), TransUnion (TRU), Sony (SNE), Solaredge Technologies (SEDG), Splunk (SPLK) and ZIOPHARM Oncology (ZIOP). Who are United Fire Group's key executives? United Fire Group's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Randy Allen Ramlo, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)Ms. Dawn Michele Jaffray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 52)Mr. Michael Todd Wilkins, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)Mr. Barrie Willian Ernst, VP & Chief Investment Officer (Age 65)Mr. Neal Richard Scharmer, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 63) Who are United Fire Group's major shareholders? United Fire Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (11.76%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.39%), Northern Trust Corp (2.36%), Norges Bank (2.00%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (1.41%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.12%). Company insiders that own United Fire Group stock include Barrie W Ernst, David E Conner, Dawn M Jaffray, Dee Ann Mcintyre, James Noyce, Mary K Quass, Michael J Sheeley, Michael T Wilkins, Neal R Scharmer and Scott L Carlton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for United Fire Group. Which institutional investors are selling United Fire Group stock? UFCS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mairs & Power INC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, First Trust Advisors LP, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, IndexIQ Advisors LLC and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold United Fire Group company stock in the last year include Barrie W Ernst, David E Conner, Dawn M Jaffray, James Noyce, Mary K Quass, Neal R Scharmer and Scott L Carlton. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Fire Group. Which institutional investors are buying United Fire Group stock? UFCS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Norges Bank, Geode Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Comerica Bank, Bank of America Corp DE, Martingale Asset Management L P and Victory Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Fire Group. How do I buy shares of United Fire Group? Shares of UFCS 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 United Fire Group's stock price today? One share of UFCS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.79. How big of a company is United Fire Group? United Fire Group has a market capitalization of $1.12 billion and generates $1.07 billion in revenue each year. United Fire Group employs 1,183 workers across the globe. What is United Fire Group's official website? The official website for United Fire Group is http://www.ufginsurance.com. How can I contact United Fire Group? United Fire Group's mailing address is 118 SECOND AVE SE, CEDAR RAPIDS IA, 52407. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at 319-399-5700 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for United Fire Group (NASDAQ UFCS)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 166 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 184 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 350MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about United Fire Group and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe UFCS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe UFCS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Do Tariffs Work?