About United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
Trailing P/E Ratio44.97
Forward P/E RatioN/A
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.05 billion
Price / Sales1.29
Cash Flow$0.9003 per share
Price / Cash60.58
Book Value$39.13 per share
Price / Book1.39
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$51.02 million
Return on Equity3.25%
Return on Assets0.81%
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 dividend yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 31st. This is a boost 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 announced that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, November 9th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 2,240,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter?
United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 9th. The insurance provider reported $1.00 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.17. The insurance provider earned $258.66 million during the quarter. United Fire Group had a return on equity of 3.25% and a net margin of 7.11%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.67 EPS. View United Fire Group's Earnings History.
When is United Fire Group's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for UFCS?
2 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for United Fire Group's stock. Their predictions range from $53.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect United Fire Group's share price to reach $53.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for United Fire Group.
Who are some of United Fire Group's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to United Fire Group include Validus (VR), Hanover Insurance Group (THG), RenaissanceRe (RNR), Axis Capital (AXS), Enstar Group (ESGR), Kemper (KMPR), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), RLI (RLI), National General (NGHC), AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), Mercury General (MCY), Aspen Insurance (AHL), ProAssurance (PRA) and Horace Mann Educators (HMN).
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 articles about UFCS stock have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.13 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock'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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.47%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.40%), Earnest Partners LLC (5.81%), Northern Trust Corp (2.42%), Systematic Financial Management LP (2.02%) and New York State Common Retirement Fund (1.41%). 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 BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Royal Bank of Canada, Citadel Advisors LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, New York State Common Retirement Fund and American International Group Inc.. 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.
Which major investors are buying United Fire Group stock?
UFCS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Victory Capital Management Inc., Comerica Bank, Earnest Partners LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp. Company insiders that have bought United Fire Group stock in the last two years include Dawn M Jaffray and Dee Ann Mcintyre. 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 $54.54.
How big of a company is United Fire Group?
United Fire Group has a market capitalization of $1.36 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]
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