NASDAQ:UFCS - United Fire Group Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $51.18 +0.23 (+0.45 %) (As of 08/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$50.95Today's Range$51.08 - $51.9552-Week Range$38.95 - $61.56Volume108,700 shsAverage Volume88,892 shsMarket Capitalization$1.24 billionP/E Ratio43.73Dividend Yield2.46%Beta0.48 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions 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 SymbolNASDAQ:UFCS CUSIP91034010 Webwww.unitedfiregroup.com Phone319-399-5700 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.30 Quick Ratio0.30 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio43.73 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.05 billion Price / Sales1.22 Cash Flow$0.9305 per share Price / Cash55.00 Book Value$39.13 per share Price / Book1.31 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$51.02 million Net Margins6.93% Return on Equity3.04% Return on Assets0.83% Miscellaneous Employees1,180 Outstanding Shares25,050,000Market Cap$1.24 billion 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 special dividend on Tuesday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 3rd will be given a dividend of $3.00 per share on Monday, August 20th. This represents a yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 2nd. View United Fire Group's Dividend History. How will United Fire Group's stock buyback program work? United Fire Group announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, November 9th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 2,240,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter? United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) released its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The insurance provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.24. The insurance provider had revenue of $274.10 million for the quarter. United Fire Group had a return on equity of 3.04% and a net margin of 6.93%. 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, November, 14th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group. What price target have analysts set for UFCS? 2 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for United Fire Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $53.00. On average, they expect United Fire Group's share price to reach $53.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets 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." 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 Axis Capital (AXS), Enstar Group (ESGR), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), RLI (RLI), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), National General (NGHC), Mercury General (MCY), AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), ProAssurance (PRA), Aspen Insurance (AHL), Horace Mann Educators (HMN), Navigators Group (NAVG), Universal Insurance (UVE), Infinity Property and Casualty (IPCC) and Safety Insurance Group (SAFT). 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 coverage about UFCS stock has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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 and rumor sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.20 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View Recent Headlines for United Fire Group. Who are United Fire Group's major shareholders? United Fire Group's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.53%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.37%), Earnest Partners LLC (5.81%), Systematic Financial Management LP (2.17%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.11%) and Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.69%). 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 institutional investors are selling United Fire Group stock? UFCS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pinebridge Investments L.P., BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Arizona State Retirement System, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Russell Investments Group Ltd.. 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 institutional investors are buying United Fire Group stock? UFCS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Victory Capital Management Inc., Systematic Financial Management LP, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., BlackRock Inc., Pecaut & CO., First Trust Advisors LP and Bank of America Corp DE. 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 $51.18. How big of a company is United Fire Group? United Fire Group has a market capitalization of $1.24 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 148 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 146 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 294MarketBeat'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. 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