United Fire Group, Inc (NASDAQ:UFCS) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 18th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of 0.28 per share by the insurance provider on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.61%.
United Fire Group (NASDAQ UFCS) traded down 1.12% during trading on Friday, hitting $42.49. The stock had a trading volume of 32,433 shares. United Fire Group has a 12 month low of $37.54 and a 12 month high of $50.75. The stock has a market cap of $1.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.33 and a beta of 0.79. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $43.99 and a 200-day moving average price of $43.66.
United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.06. United Fire Group had a return on equity of 4.33% and a net margin of 4.07%. The company had revenue of $284.30 million for the quarter. On average, equities analysts predict that United Fire Group will post $1.79 EPS for the current year.
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A number of brokerages recently commented on UFCS. BidaskClub downgraded shares of United Fire Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Sidoti started coverage on shares of United Fire Group in a research report on Friday, June 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $48.00 price target for the company.
About United Fire Group
United 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.
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