United Fire Group Company Profile (NASDAQ:UFCS)

About United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)

United Fire Group logoUnited Fire Group, Inc., formerly United Fire & Casualty Company, is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling annuities. The Company operates in two segments: property and casualty insurance, and life insurance. The Company's property and casualty insurance segment consists of commercial lines insurance, including surety bonds, personal lines insurance and assumed insurance. Its life insurance segment consists of deferred and immediate annuities, universal life insurance products and traditional life insurance products. Its life insurance segment consists solely of the operations of United Life Insurance Company. On February 1, 2012, the Company completed a holding company reorganization of United Fire Group, Inc., United Fire & Casualty Company and UFC MergeCo, Inc. On March 28, 2011, the Company acquired Mercer Insurance Group, Inc. (Mercer Insurance Group).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:UFCS
  • CUSIP: 91034010
  • Web: www.unitedfiregroup.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $1.12 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 25,205,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $43.98
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $44.12
  • 52 Week Range: $37.54 - $50.75
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 24.40
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.60
  • P/E Growth: 2.53
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.15 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.98
  • Book Value: $37.90 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.17
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $1.12
  • Dividend Yield: 2.5%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: $60.56 million
  • Net Margins: 4.11%
  • Return on Equity: 4.42%
  • Return on Assets: 1.03%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 0.18%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.18%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 67,482 shs.
  • Beta: 0.78
  • Short Ratio: 1.23
 
Frequently Asked Questions for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share on Thursday, June 15th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 30th. This is a boost from United Fire Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. View United Fire Group's Dividend History.

How were United Fire Group's earnings last quarter?

United Fire Group, Inc (NASDAQ:UFCS) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $279.11 million for the quarter. United Fire Group had a return on equity of 4.42% and a net margin of 4.11%. View United Fire Group's Earnings History.

When will United Fire Group make its next earnings announcement?

United Fire Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group.

Where is United Fire Group's stock going? Where will United Fire Group's stock price be in 2017?

2 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for United Fire Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $44.00 to $48.00. On average, they anticipate United Fire Group's stock price to reach $46.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for United Fire Group.

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

Who owns United Fire Group stock?

United Fire Group's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include US Bancorp DE (0.13%), Aperio Group LLC (0.04%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%), Capstone Asset Management Co. (0.02%), Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC (0.02%) and First Quadrant L P CA (0.02%). Company insiders that own United Fire Group stock include Barrie W Ernst, Casey D Mahon, Christopher R Drahozal, David E Conner, Dawn M Jaffray, Kyle D Skogman, Michael J Sheeley, Neal R Scharmer, Randy A Ramlo, Sarah Fisher Gardial and Scott L Carlton. View Institutional Ownership Trends for United Fire Group.

Who sold United Fire Group stock? Who is selling United Fire Group stock?

United Fire Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including US Bancorp DE, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Capstone Asset Management Co. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold United Fire Group stock in the last year include Barrie W Ernst, Casey D Mahon, David E Conner, Kyle D Skogman, Michael J Sheeley, Neal R Scharmer, Randy A Ramlo and Scott L Carlton. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Fire Group.

Who bought United Fire Group stock? Who is buying United Fire Group stock?

United Fire Group's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Aperio Group LLC. Company insiders that have bought United Fire Group stock in the last two years include Dawn M Jaffray and Sarah Fisher Gardial. View Insider Buying and Selling for United Fire Group.

How do I buy United Fire Group stock?

Shares of United Fire Group can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages 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 United Fire Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.50.


MarketBeat Community Rating for United Fire Group (NASDAQ UFCS)
Community Ranking:  1.3 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  19 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  54 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  73
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $46.00 (3.37% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
6/9/2017SidotiInitiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$48.00LowView Rating Details
3/27/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsSet Price TargetHold$44.00LowView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Earnings by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Earnings History by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ UFCS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2017$0.11N/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.83$0.67$279.11 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q1$0.88$0.88$264.26 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q4$0.53$1.21$275.73 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q3$0.20$0.75$263.59 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.22$0.57$247.40 million$255.15 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.91$0.92$248.15 million$237.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$0.56$1.34$238.80 million$250.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q314($0.01)($0.10)$236.40 million$235.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.31$0.35$229.90 million$232.67 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2014Q114$0.65$0.47$228.44 million$220.71 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2014Q413$0.62$1.04$222.36 million$228.99 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2013Q313$0.37$0.42$217.10 million$223.02 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2013Q2 2013$0.24$0.50$210.47 million$219.72 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2013Q1 2013$0.66$0.84$213.60 million$205.31 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2013Q4 2012($0.10)$191.55 million$213.32 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2012Q312$0.32$0.31$205.30 million$176.53 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.76 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.16 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Most Recent Dividend:6/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$1.12
Dividend Yield:2.52%
Payout Ratio:61.20% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
63.64% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
51.85% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)

Dividend History by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ UFCS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/17/2017quarterly$0.282.59%5/30/20176/1/20176/15/2017
2/17/2017quarterly$0.252.41%2/27/20173/1/20173/15/2017
11/18/2016quarterly$0.252.2%11/29/201612/1/201612/15/2016
8/19/2016quarterly$0.252.35%8/30/20169/1/20169/15/2016
5/18/2016quarterly$0.252.42%5/27/20166/1/20166/15/2016
2/19/2016quarterly$0.222.15%2/26/20163/1/20163/15/2016
11/20/2015quarterly$0.222.21%11/27/201512/1/201512/15/2015
8/21/2015quarterly$0.222.66%8/28/20159/1/20159/15/2015
5/20/2015quarterly$0.222.9%5/28/20156/1/20156/15/2015
2/20/2015quarterly$0.202.76%2/26/20153/2/20153/16/2015
11/21/2014quarterly$0.202.79%11/26/201412/1/201412/15/2014
8/15/2014quarterly$0.202.67%8/28/20149/2/20149/15/2014
5/21/2014quarterly$0.202.87%5/29/20146/2/20146/16/2014
2/21/2014quarterly$0.182.43%2/27/20143/3/20143/17/2014
11/15/2013quarterly$0.182.64%11/27/201312/2/201312/16/2013
8/16/2013quarterly$0.182.25%8/29/20139/3/20139/16/2013
5/15/2013quarterly$0.182.51%5/29/20135/31/20136/14/2013
2/19/2013quarterly$0.152.42%2/27/20133/1/20133/15/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.90%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 59.25%
Insider Trades by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
2/22/2017Dawn M JaffrayCFOBuy500$41.00$20,500.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Barrie W ErnstVPSell6,849$49.00$335,601.00View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017Kyle D SkogmanDirectorSell1,727$48.85$84,363.95View SEC Filing  
12/20/2016Scott L CarltonDirectorSell7,500$50.07$375,525.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2016Scott L CarltonDirectorSell780$49.91$38,929.80View SEC Filing  
12/14/2016Randy A RamloCEOSell14,340$48.82$700,078.80View SEC Filing  
12/13/2016Casey D MahonDirectorSell2,000$49.92$99,840.00View SEC Filing  
12/9/2016David E ConnerVPSell3,500$48.85$170,975.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Neal R ScharmerVPSell4,639$44.95$208,523.05View SEC Filing  
11/15/2016Michael J SheeleyCOOSell21$43.45$912.45View SEC Filing  
11/8/2016Michael J SheeleyCOOSell925$38.81$35,899.25View SEC Filing  
9/21/2016Neal R ScharmerVPSell2,020$42.50$85,850.00View SEC Filing  
9/8/2016David E ConnerVPSell199$44.00$8,756.00View SEC Filing  
6/15/2016Christopher R DrahozalDirectorSell5,000$42.04$210,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/10/2016Kyle D SkogmanDirectorSell1,333$40.69$54,239.77View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Sarah Fisher GardialDirectorBuy100$40.74$4,074.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015Scott L. CarltonDirectorSell12,500$40.05$500,625.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014John A RifeDirectorSell3,501$29.31$102,614.31View SEC Filing  
6/11/2014Scott L CarltonDirectorSell9,000$28.51$256,590.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Scott L CarltonDirectorSell2,000$28.01$56,020.00View SEC Filing  
5/14/2014John Paul BesongDirectorBuy1,000$27.25$27,250.00View SEC Filing  
1/21/2014John RifeDirectorSell6,000$27.07$162,420.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2013Michael Wayne PhillipsDirectorBuy1,100$29.95$32,945.00View SEC Filing  
9/24/2013Randy RamloCEOSell3,469$31.00$107,539.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2013Dianne LyonsCFOSell5,282$30.44$160,784.08View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013Barrie ErnstVPSell2,000$31.37$62,740.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013Michael WilkinsEVPSell1,346$31.43$42,304.78View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Dianne LyonsCFOSell2,400$32.05$76,920.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013Scott CarltonDirectorSell15,000$32.01$480,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/16/2013Neal ScharmerVPSell2,000$30.00$60,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Michael J SheeleyCOOSell1,500$28.58$42,870.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2013Dee Ann McintyreMajor ShareholderBuy20,000$23.64$472,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/27/2012David E ConnerVPSell1,000$21.34$21,340.00View SEC Filing  
12/12/2012Kyle D SkogmanDirectorBuy2,000$20.90$41,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012Jack EvansDirectorBuy4,000$19.46$77,840.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2012George D MilliganDirectorBuy2,000$19.20$38,400.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
Latest Headlines for United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) and United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 22 at 7:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBerkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) and United Fire Group (UFCS) Head-To-Head Comparison
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 20 at 2:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 9:03 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UFCS-US : July 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 8 at 3:21 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UFCS-US : June 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - June 24 at 7:35 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Upgraded to Hold by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 10 at 4:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Sidoti
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 9 at 4:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. : UFCS-US: Dividend Analysis : June 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 31, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 31 at 11:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:UFCS) : May 22, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 22 at 7:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UFCS-US : May 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 6:31 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Increases Dividend Payout by 12%
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 11:28 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-UNITED FIRE GROUP SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.28 PER SHARE
www.reuters.com - May 17 at 9:11 PM
streetinsider.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Raises Quarterly Dividend 12% to $0.28; 2.6% Yield
www.streetinsider.com - May 17 at 9:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Plans Dividend Increase - $0.28 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 1:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Approves a Dividend Increase and Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.28 per Share
finance.yahoo.com - May 17 at 12:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : UFCS-US : May 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 9:25 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UFCS earnings conference call or presentation 3-May-17 2:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 2:57 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.16 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 10:10 PM
nasdaq.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2017 Results
www.nasdaq.com - May 3 at 10:02 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoInvestor Network: United Fire Group, Inc. to Host Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 10:02 AM
marketbeat.com logoUnited Fire posts 1Q profit
marketbeat.com - May 3 at 7:46 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 3:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 5:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.21
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 29 at 1:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 12:12 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UFCS-US : April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 9:01 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 5:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 2:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFCS) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 3:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Short Interest Up 7.7% in March
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 11:21 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUnited Fire: Lacks Specific Catalyst, But Great Long-Term Dividend Growth Potential
seekingalpha.com - April 7 at 6:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2017 First Quarter Earnings Call
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 6:14 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) Given a $44.00 Price Target at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 10:34 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Financials
finance.yahoo.com - March 4 at 8:13 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report
biz.yahoo.com - February 28 at 8:02 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Declares a Common Stock Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.25 per Share
finance.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:35 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events
biz.yahoo.com - February 18 at 11:35 AM
nasdaq.com logoRSI Alert: United Fire Group Now Oversold
www.nasdaq.com - February 17 at 4:55 PM
rttnews.com logoUnited Fire Group Inc. Announces 61% Retreat In Q4 Profit
www.rttnews.com - February 17 at 4:55 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-United Fire Group Q4 EPS $0.46 including items
www.reuters.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
globenewswire.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2016 Results
globenewswire.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
seekingalpha.com logoUnited Fire Group's (UFCS) CEO Randy Ramlo on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoUNITED FIRE GROUP INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition
biz.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of UFCS earnings conference call or presentation 16-Feb-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 5:07 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings Call
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 18 at 4:36 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Jan 03 Filed by: SCHARMER NEAL R
www.streetinsider.com - January 6 at 6:23 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Jan 03 Filed by: ERNST BARRIE W
www.streetinsider.com - January 4 at 7:28 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Dec 20 Filed by: Carlton Scott L
www.streetinsider.com - December 21 at 3:16 PM
streetinsider.com logoForm 4 UNITED FIRE GROUP INC For: Dec 09 Filed by: CONNER DAVID E
www.streetinsider.com - December 14 at 7:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoUnited Fire Group (UFG) Selects Valen Analytics to Bolster Competitive Edge in Commercial Auto Underwriting
finance.yahoo.com - December 14 at 7:38 AM

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