NASDAQ:UFCS - United Fire Group Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$56.61 +0.37 (+0.66 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 10:49 AM ET)
Previous Close$56.24
Today's Range$56.10 - $56.73
52-Week Range$38.95 - $58.46
Volume4,267 shs
Average Volume72,590 shs
Market Capitalization$1.41 billion
P/E Ratio46.85
Dividend Yield2.19%
Beta0.45
United Fire Group logoUnited 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
SectorFinance
SymbolNASDAQ:UFCS
CUSIP91034010
Phone319-399-5700

Debt

Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio0.40
Quick Ratio0.40

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio46.85
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.05 billion
Price / Sales1.34
Cash Flow$0.8971 per share
Price / Cash63.10
Book Value$39.13 per share
Price / Book1.45

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$51.02 million
Net Margins7.11%
Return on Equity3.25%
Return on Assets0.81%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,180
Outstanding Shares24,930,000
Market Cap$1,413.09

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 1st will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 31st. This is a positive change from United Fire Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. 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 initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, November 9th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 2,240,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 9th. The insurance provider reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.17. The insurance provider had revenue of $258.66 million for the quarter. United Fire Group had a net margin of 7.11% and a return on equity of 3.25%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.67 earnings per share. 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, August, 8th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group.

What price target have analysts set for UFCS?

2 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for United Fire Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate United Fire Group's stock price to reach $53.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.8%. View Analyst Ratings for United Fire Group.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for United Fire Group?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for United Fire Group in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

Who are some of United Fire Group's key competitors?

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 57)
  • Ms. Dawn Michele Jaffray, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Michael Todd Wilkins, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Barrie Willian Ernst, VP & Chief Investment Officer (Age 64)
  • Mr. Neal Richard Scharmer, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 62)

Has United Fire Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about UFCS stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.13 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are United Fire Group's major shareholders?

United Fire Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%). Company insiders that own United Fire Group stock include Barrie W Ernst, Casey D Mahon, David E Conner, Dawn M Jaffray, Dee Ann Mcintyre, James Noyce, Kyle D Skogman, Mary K Quass, Michael J Sheeley, Michael T Wilkins, Neal R Scharmer, Randy A Ramlo and Scott L Carlton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for United Fire Group.

Which major investors are selling United Fire Group stock?

UFCS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan. 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, Michael J Sheeley, Michael T Wilkins and Neal R Scharmer. 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 $56.24.

How big of a company is United Fire Group?

United Fire Group has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion and generates $1.05 billion in revenue each year. United Fire Group employs 1,180 workers across the globe.

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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  128 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  129 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  257
MarketBeat'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 7/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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