NASDAQ:UFCS - United Fire Group Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $50.38 +0.46 (+0.92 %) (As of 11/18/2018 07:02 AM ET)Previous Close$50.38Today's Range$49.38 - $50.4252-Week Range$38.95 - $61.56Volume91,512 shsAverage Volume70,276 shsMarket Capitalization$1.22 billionP/E Ratio26.25Dividend Yield2.54%Beta0.35 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 Current SymbolNASDAQ:UFCS Previous Symbol CUSIP91034010 Webwww.unitedfiregroup.com Phone319-399-5700 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio0.28 Quick Ratio0.28 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.25 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$1.05 billion Price / Sales1.20 Cash Flow$0.9270 per share Price / Cash54.35 Book Value$35.27 per share Price / Book1.43 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$51.02 million Net Margins9.44% Return on Equity5.00% Return on Assets1.49% Miscellaneous Employees1,180 Outstanding Shares25,070,000Market Cap$1.22 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 2.46%. 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 initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, November 9th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase 2,240,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually 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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The insurance provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.24. The insurance provider earned $274.10 million during the quarter. United Fire Group had a return on equity of 5.00% and a net margin of 9.44%. 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 13th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group. What price target have analysts set for UFCS? 2 brokerages 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 twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.2% 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. Has United Fire Group been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about UFCS stock have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a news sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the insurance provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of United Fire Group's key competitors? Some companies that are related to United Fire Group include RenaissanceRe (RNR), Kemper (KMPR), Hanover Insurance Group (THG), Axis Capital (AXS), Enstar Group (ESGR), Selective Insurance Group (SIGI), Mercury General (MCY), RLI (RLI), White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM), AmTrust Financial Services (AFSI), National General (NGHC), Aspen Insurance (AHL), ProAssurance (PRA), Navigators Group (NAVG) 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) Who are United Fire Group's major shareholders? United Fire Group's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.56%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.45%), Earnest Partners LLC (5.85%), Systematic Financial Management LP (2.00%), Advisory Research Inc. (1.30%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.13%). 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 TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, Systematic Financial Management LP, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Burgundy Asset Management Ltd., Martingale Asset Management L P and Prudential Financial 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 Victory Capital Management Inc., Advisory Research Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Man Group plc, BlackRock Inc., Comerica Bank and Earnest Partners LLC. 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 $50.38. How big of a company is United Fire Group? United Fire Group has a market capitalization of $1.22 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 161 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 169 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 330MarketBeat'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 11/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are the benefits of a balanced fund?