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NASDAQ:UFCSUnited Fire Group Stock Price, Forecast & News

$28.27
-1.21 (-4.10 %)
(As of 05/29/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$28.10
Now: $28.27
$30.22
50-Day Range
$23.13
MA: $28.13
$32.39
52-Week Range
$22.08
Now: $28.27
$53.68
Volume60,700 shs
Average Volume72,840 shs
Market Capitalization$707.20 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield4.67%
Beta0.08
United Fire Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance for individuals and businesses in the United States. The company 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 comprise automobile, and fire and allied lines coverage, including homeowners. 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.61 out of 5 stars


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$1.20 billion
Book Value$33.30 per share

Profitability

Net Income$14.82 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,185
Market Cap$707.20 million
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has United Fire Group's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

United Fire Group's stock was trading at $33.75 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, UFCS shares have decreased by 16.2% and is now trading at $28.27. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of 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 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for United Fire Group.

When is United Fire Group's next earnings date?

United Fire Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for United Fire Group.

How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter?

United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 6th. The insurance provider reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.07. The insurance provider had revenue of $271.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $287.30 million. United Fire Group had a negative net margin of 9.52% and a negative return on equity of 5.42%. View United Fire Group's earnings history.

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 Thursday, May 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Friday, June 19th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 4th. View United Fire Group's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for UFCS?

2 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for United Fire Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $30.00 to $31.00. On average, they expect United Fire Group's stock price to reach $30.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for United Fire Group.

Has United Fire Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about UFCS stock have been trending very negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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 five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a news sentiment score of -3.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the insurance provider a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutUnited Fire Group.

Are investors shorting United Fire Group?

United Fire Group saw a decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 250,400 shares, a decline of 10.5% from the April 30th total of 279,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 75,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.3 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's stock are sold short. View United Fire Group's Current Options Chain.

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

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 Store Capital (STOR), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC), Dominion Energy (D), Ford Motor (F), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Moelis & Co (MC), PepsiCo (PEP), Progenics Pharmaceuticals (PGNX), Ring Energy (REI) and Ring Energy (REI).

Who are United Fire Group's key executives?

United Fire Group's management team includes the following 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)

What is United Fire Group's stock symbol?

United Fire Group trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "UFCS."

Who are United Fire Group's major shareholders?

United Fire Group's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.24%), State Street Corp (2.78%), Systematic Financial Management LP (1.32%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.31%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.22%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.65%). Company insiders that own United Fire Group stock include Barrie W Ernst, David E Conner, Dawn M Jaffray, James Noyce, Mary K Quass, Michael T Wilkins, Neal R Scharmer, Randy A Ramlo, Robert Francis Cataldo 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 Systematic Financial Management LP, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock Inc., UBS Group AG, WINTON GROUP Ltd, AQR Capital Management LLC, Principal Financial Group Inc., and US Bancorp DE. Company insiders that have sold United Fire Group company stock in the last year include Mary K Quass, Michael T Wilkins, Neal R Scharmer, and Randy A Ramlo. View insider buying and selling activity 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 FDx Advisors Inc., FDx Advisors Inc., State Street Corp, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Geode Capital Management LLC, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bessemer Group Inc., and Legal & General Group Plc. Company insiders that have bought United Fire Group stock in the last two years include Dawn M Jaffray, and Robert Francis Cataldo. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is United Fire Group's stock price today?

One share of UFCS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.27.

How big of a company is United Fire Group?

United Fire Group has a market capitalization of $707.20 million and generates $1.20 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $14.82 million in net income (profit) each year or ($1.08) on an earnings per share basis. United Fire Group employs 1,185 workers across the globe.

What is United Fire Group's official website?

The official website for United Fire Group is 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]

This page was last updated on 5/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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