NASDAQ:UFCS - United Fire Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$54.26 +0.35 (+0.65 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 03:07 PM ET)
Previous Close$53.91
Today's Range$54.06 - $54.75
52-Week Range$42.65 - $61.56
Volume127,241 shs
Average Volume63,948 shs
Market Capitalization$1.36 billion
P/E Ratio29.02
Dividend Yield2.30%
Beta0.11
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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.05 billion
Cash Flow$0.9030 per share
Book Value$39.13 per share

Profitability

Net Income$51.02 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,180
Market Cap$1.36 billion
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. 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 share repurchase plan on Thursday, November 9th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 2,240,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership 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, August, 8th. The insurance provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.24. The insurance provider earned $274.10 million during the quarter. United Fire Group had a net margin of 9.44% and a return on equity of 5.00%. 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, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group.

What price target have analysts set for UFCS?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for United Fire Group's shares. Their predictions range from $53.00 to $53.00. On average, they anticipate United Fire Group's share price to reach $53.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.3%. 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?

News articles about UFCS stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the insurance provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 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 number 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%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (1.41%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.12%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.09%). 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 and Neal R Scharmer. 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 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 BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Comerica Bank, Bank of America Corp DE, Martingale Asset Management L P, Victory Capital Management Inc., Rhumbline Advisers and Bessemer Group Inc.. 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 $54.26.

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.

What is United Fire Group's official website?

The official website for United Fire Group is http://www.unitedfiregroup.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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  166 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  178 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  344
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 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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