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NASDAQ:UFCS

United Fire Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

$20.43
-0.04 (-0.20 %)
(As of 09/22/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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$20.00
Now: $20.43
$20.84
50-Day Range
$20.47
MA: $24.91
$28.18
52-Week Range
$20.00
Now: $20.43
$47.67
Volume189,603 shs
Average Volume77,308 shs
Market Capitalization$511.38 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield6.45%
BetaN/A
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: 3.0Community Rank: 2.3Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.61 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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.20 billion
Book Value$36.37 per share

Profitability

Net Income$14.82 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,185
Market Cap$511.38 million
Next Earnings Date11/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$20.43
-0.04 (-0.20 %)
(As of 09/22/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) Frequently Asked Questions

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

United Fire Group's stock was trading at $33.75 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, UFCS shares have decreased by 39.5% and is now trading at $20.43.
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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."
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When is United Fire Group's next earnings date?

United Fire Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 4th 2020.
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How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter?

United Fire Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:UFCS) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 5th. The insurance provider reported ($0.26) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.27) by $0.01. The insurance provider earned $297.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $285.10 million. United Fire Group had a negative return on equity of 4.64% and a negative net margin of 8.63%.
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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 Monday, August 24th. Investors of record on Friday, September 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share on Friday, September 18th. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 3rd.
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What guidance has United Fire Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

United Fire Group updated its second quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Wednesday, July, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of -0.28--0.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $-1.22.

What price target have analysts set for UFCS?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for United Fire Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $26.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect United Fire Group's stock price to reach $28.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 37.1% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting United Fire Group?

United Fire Group saw a decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 191,100 shares, a decline of 26.0% from the August 15th total of 258,200 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 77,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Approximately 0.9% of the company's shares are short sold.
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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 & Company (WFC), Dominion Energy (D), Ford Motor (F), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Moelis & Co (MC), PepsiCo (PEP), Progenics Pharmaceuticals (PGNX), RLI (RLI) and SEI Investments (SEIC).

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 Vanguard Group Inc. (9.35%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (1.37%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.24%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.80%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.63%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.63%). 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.
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Which institutional investors are selling United Fire Group stock?

UFCS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., 6 Meridian, Bessemer Group Inc., Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., and New York State Common Retirement Fund. Company insiders that have sold United Fire Group company stock in the last year include Mary K Quass, Michael T Wilkins, and Randy A Ramlo.
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Which institutional investors are buying United Fire Group stock?

UFCS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including WINTON GROUP Ltd, Vanguard Group Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, Bridgeway Capital Management Inc., Engineers Gate Manager LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Sei Investments Co., and Swiss National Bank. Company insiders that have bought United Fire Group stock in the last two years include Dawn M Jaffray, and Robert Francis Cataldo.
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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 $20.43.

How big of a company is United Fire Group?

United Fire Group has a market capitalization of $511.38 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 9/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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