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NASDAQ:UFCS

United Fire Group Competitors

$29.45
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(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$28.85
Now: $29.45
$30.13
50-Day Range
$27.54
MA: $30.14
$32.32
52-Week Range
$18.83
Now: $29.45
$43.23
Volume186,467 shs
Average Volume102,973 shs
Market Capitalization$737.16 million
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield2.01%
Beta0.15

Competitors

United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) Vs. BRK.B, PGR, TRV, ALL, CINF, and MKL

Should you be buying UFCS stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "property & casualty insurance" are considered alternatives and competitors to United Fire Group, including Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), The Progressive (PGR), The Travelers Companies (TRV), The Allstate (ALL), Cincinnati Financial (CINF), and Markel (MKL).

United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) and Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares United Fire Group and Berkshire Hathaway's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United Fire Group$1.20 billion0.61$14.82 million($1.08)-27.27
Berkshire Hathaway$254.62 billion2.21$81.42 billion$9.7824.59

Berkshire Hathaway has higher revenue and earnings than United Fire Group. United Fire Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Berkshire Hathaway, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

60.0% of United Fire Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 38.9% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of United Fire Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Berkshire Hathaway shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares United Fire Group and Berkshire Hathaway's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
United Fire Group-12.08%-7.65%-2.17%
Berkshire Hathaway14.54%5.25%2.66%

Volatility and Risk

United Fire Group has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Berkshire Hathaway has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for United Fire Group and Berkshire Hathaway, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
United Fire Group02002.00
Berkshire Hathaway0000N/A

United Fire Group currently has a consensus target price of $28.00, suggesting a potential downside of 4.92%. Given United Fire Group's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe United Fire Group is more favorable than Berkshire Hathaway.

Summary

Berkshire Hathaway beats United Fire Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Progressive (NYSE:PGR) and United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

81.5% of The Progressive shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of United Fire Group shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of The Progressive shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of United Fire Group shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

The Progressive has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Fire Group has a beta of 0.15, suggesting that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares The Progressive and United Fire Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Progressive12.13%28.89%7.53%
United Fire Group-12.08%-7.65%-2.17%

Dividends

The Progressive pays an annual dividend of $4.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. United Fire Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. The Progressive pays out 68.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. United Fire Group pays out -55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Progressive has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and United Fire Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for The Progressive and United Fire Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Progressive38402.07
United Fire Group02002.00

The Progressive currently has a consensus price target of $95.7692, indicating a potential upside of 11.42%. United Fire Group has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.92%. Given The Progressive's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe The Progressive is more favorable than United Fire Group.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares The Progressive and United Fire Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Progressive$39.02 billion1.29$3.97 billion$6.7212.79
United Fire Group$1.20 billion0.61$14.82 million($1.08)-27.27

The Progressive has higher revenue and earnings than United Fire Group. United Fire Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Progressive, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Progressive beats United Fire Group on 14 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) and United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

81.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of United Fire Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of The Travelers Companies shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of United Fire Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

The Travelers Companies has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Fire Group has a beta of 0.15, suggesting that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares The Travelers Companies and United Fire Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Travelers Companies7.13%8.63%2.04%
United Fire Group-12.08%-7.65%-2.17%

Dividends

The Travelers Companies pays an annual dividend of $3.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. United Fire Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. The Travelers Companies pays out 35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. United Fire Group pays out -55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Travelers Companies has raised its dividend for 16 consecutive years and United Fire Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. The Travelers Companies is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for The Travelers Companies and United Fire Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Travelers Companies310502.11
United Fire Group02002.00

The Travelers Companies currently has a consensus target price of $135.20, indicating a potential downside of 7.08%. United Fire Group has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.92%. Given United Fire Group's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Fire Group is more favorable than The Travelers Companies.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Travelers Companies and United Fire Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Travelers Companies$31.58 billion1.16$2.62 billion$9.6015.16
United Fire Group$1.20 billion0.61$14.82 million($1.08)-27.27

The Travelers Companies has higher revenue and earnings than United Fire Group. United Fire Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Travelers Companies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Travelers Companies beats United Fire Group on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

The Allstate (NYSE:ALL) and United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.0% of The Allstate shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of United Fire Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of The Allstate shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of United Fire Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

The Allstate has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Fire Group has a beta of 0.15, suggesting that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares The Allstate and United Fire Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
The Allstate10.68%16.70%3.35%
United Fire Group-12.08%-7.65%-2.17%

Dividends

The Allstate pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. United Fire Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. The Allstate pays out 20.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. United Fire Group pays out -55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. The Allstate has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years and United Fire Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. United Fire Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for The Allstate and United Fire Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
The Allstate05812.71
United Fire Group02002.00

The Allstate currently has a consensus target price of $119.0714, indicating a potential upside of 11.70%. United Fire Group has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.92%. Given The Allstate's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe The Allstate is more favorable than United Fire Group.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares The Allstate and United Fire Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
The Allstate$44.68 billion0.72$4.85 billion$10.4310.22
United Fire Group$1.20 billion0.61$14.82 million($1.08)-27.27

The Allstate has higher revenue and earnings than United Fire Group. United Fire Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than The Allstate, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

The Allstate beats United Fire Group on 15 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) and United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Cincinnati Financial and United Fire Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Cincinnati FinancialN/A5.14%1.88%
United Fire Group-12.08%-7.65%-2.17%

Dividends

Cincinnati Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. United Fire Group pays an annual dividend of $0.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Cincinnati Financial pays out 57.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. United Fire Group pays out -55.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Cincinnati Financial has raised its dividend for 39 consecutive years and United Fire Group has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Cincinnati Financial is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Volatility & Risk

Cincinnati Financial has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its share price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Fire Group has a beta of 0.15, suggesting that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.3% of Cincinnati Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of United Fire Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.4% of Cincinnati Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.9% of United Fire Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cincinnati Financial and United Fire Group's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cincinnati Financial$7.92 billion1.99$2.00 billion$4.2023.30
United Fire Group$1.20 billion0.61$14.82 million($1.08)-27.27

Cincinnati Financial has higher revenue and earnings than United Fire Group. United Fire Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cincinnati Financial, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cincinnati Financial and United Fire Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Cincinnati Financial22101.80
United Fire Group02002.00

Cincinnati Financial currently has a consensus target price of $77.00, indicating a potential downside of 21.32%. United Fire Group has a consensus target price of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.92%. Given United Fire Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Fire Group is more favorable than Cincinnati Financial.

Summary

Cincinnati Financial beats United Fire Group on 14 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) and Markel (NYSE:MKL) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for United Fire Group and Markel, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
United Fire Group02002.00
Markel02202.50

United Fire Group presently has a consensus price target of $28.00, indicating a potential downside of 4.92%. Markel has a consensus price target of $1,143.75, indicating a potential upside of 5.05%. Given Markel's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Markel is more favorable than United Fire Group.

Risk and Volatility

United Fire Group has a beta of 0.15, suggesting that its share price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Markel has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares United Fire Group and Markel's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
United Fire Group-12.08%-7.65%-2.17%
Markel5.29%2.41%0.68%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares United Fire Group and Markel's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
United Fire Group$1.20 billion0.61$14.82 million($1.08)-27.27
Markel$9.53 billion1.58$1.79 billion$38.9127.98

Markel has higher revenue and earnings than United Fire Group. United Fire Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Markel, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

60.0% of United Fire Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.6% of Markel shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.9% of United Fire Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Markel shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Markel beats United Fire Group on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


United Fire Group Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Berkshire Hathaway logo
BRK.B
Berkshire Hathaway
1.3$240.51-1.3%$563.93 billion$254.62 billion15.99
The Progressive logo
PGR
The Progressive
2.1$85.95-1.3%$50.33 billion$39.02 billion9.98Analyst Report
News Coverage
The Travelers Companies logo
TRV
The Travelers Companies
2.6$145.50-1.7%$36.70 billion$31.58 billion16.63Insider Selling
News Coverage
The Allstate logo
ALL
The Allstate
2.6$106.60-2.1%$32.29 billion$44.68 billion7.48Dividend Increase
Cincinnati Financial logo
CINF
Cincinnati Financial
2.3$97.87-0.9%$15.75 billion$7.92 billion20.18News Coverage
Markel logo
MKL
Markel
1.4$1,088.80-0.1%$15.01 billion$9.53 billion33.56
Arch Capital Group logo
ACGL
Arch Capital Group
1.6$35.82-0.9%$14.54 billion$6.93 billion12.84
W. R. Berkley logo
WRB
W. R. Berkley
2.0$69.33-0.6%$12.30 billion$7.90 billion38.73Analyst Upgrade
News Coverage
CNA Financial logo
CNA
CNA Financial
2.3$42.54-1.6%$11.55 billion$10.77 billion20.07
Fidelity National Financial logo
FNF
Fidelity National Financial
2.0$38.28-0.9%$11.24 billion$7.93 billion11.26Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Erie Indemnity logo
ERIE
Erie Indemnity
1.4$242.10-1.5%$11.18 billion$2.48 billion43.62Earnings Announcement
News Coverage
Old Republic International logo
ORI
Old Republic International
1.8$19.33-1.6%$5.88 billion$7.21 billion18.07Increase in Short Interest
First American Financial logo
FAF
First American Financial
2.0$52.54-0.4%$5.77 billion$6.20 billion9.28
RLI logo
RLI
RLI
1.9$104.34-0.9%$4.71 billion$1.00 billion37.40Analyst Revision
The Hanover Insurance Group logo
THG
The Hanover Insurance Group
2.1$115.35-1.4%$4.30 billion$4.89 billion14.68Increase in Short Interest
News Coverage
AXIS Capital logo
AXS
AXIS Capital
1.9$50.53-0.9%$4.26 billion$5.17 billion-27.17Dividend Announcement
Increase in Short Interest
Selective Insurance Group logo
SIGI
Selective Insurance Group
2.2$67.83-0.3%$4.06 billion$2.85 billion20.31News Coverage
White Mountains Insurance Group logo
WTM
White Mountains Insurance Group
0.8$1,195.06-0.4%$3.71 billion$893.40 million38.54
Assured Guaranty logo
AGO
Assured Guaranty
1.4$44.22-0.9%$3.57 billion$963 million11.19Earnings Announcement
Dividend Increase
Analyst Upgrade
Unusual Options Activity
News Coverage
Mercury General logo
MCY
Mercury General
1.6$58.40-1.4%$3.23 billion$3.97 billion13.49Increase in Short Interest
Hilltop logo
HTH
Hilltop
1.4$33.04-1.0%$2.72 billion$1.82 billion7.85
ProAssurance logo
PRA
ProAssurance
1.4$24.75-2.4%$1.33 billion$999.83 million-5.35Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
Gap Down
Stewart Information Services logo
STC
Stewart Information Services
2.1$47.20-1.5%$1.26 billion$1.94 billion12.20Gap Down
Safety Insurance Group logo
SAFT
Safety Insurance Group
1.3$79.08-4.4%$1.18 billion$877.75 million10.64Earnings Announcement
Gap Down
AMERISAFE logo
AMSF
AMERISAFE
2.0$58.52-2.2%$1.13 billion$370.37 million12.27Earnings Announcement
Dividend Increase
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
Gap Down
Employers logo
EIG
Employers
2.5$33.29-1.2%$945.67 million$784.80 million11.60Analyst Upgrade
State Auto Financial logo
STFC
State Auto Financial
1.9$18.74-3.3%$821.52 million$1.41 billion-20.82Gap Up
Universal Insurance logo
UVE
Universal Insurance
2.1$14.89-6.8%$466.56 million$939.35 million-35.45Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
News Coverage
Gap Up
HCI Group logo
HCI
HCI Group
1.8$57.87-0.6%$461.92 million$242.47 million15.77News Coverage
Global Indemnity Group logo
GBLI
Global Indemnity Group
1.0$29.21-1.5%$419.92 million$604.47 million66.39Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Up
Donegal Group logo
DGICA
Donegal Group
2.1$13.70-2.3%$398.82 million$812.45 million7.49Earnings Announcement
News Coverage
Gap Down
MBIA logo
MBI
MBIA
1.0$7.30-3.8%$393.67 million$280 million-0.69Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Gap Up
Investors Title logo
ITIC
Investors Title
0.8$151.77-4.2%$287.15 million$183.50 million8.43Gap Down
Hallmark Financial Services logo
HALL
Hallmark Financial Services
1.3$3.69-3.0%$66.94 million$486.37 million-0.56Decrease in Short Interest
Gap Down
This page was last updated on 2/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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