FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:FFG) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday. The financial services provider reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.09), Bloomberg Earnings reports. The business had revenue of $181.56 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $184.51 million. FBL Financial Group had a net margin of 15.30% and a return on equity of 9.06%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.20 earnings per share.
FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) traded down $4.45 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $72.80. The company had a trading volume of 34,564 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,710. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,820.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.70 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a quick ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 0.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. FBL Financial Group has a fifty-two week low of $59.75 and a fifty-two week high of $82.60.
In related news, Director Scott Vanderwal sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.46, for a total value of $140,920.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $281,840. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.60% of the company’s stock.
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Several analysts recently weighed in on FFG shares. BidaskClub raised FBL Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered FBL Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised FBL Financial Group from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th.
About FBL Financial Group
FBL Financial Group, Inc sells individual life insurance and annuity products under the brand name of Farm Bureau Financial Services. The Company’s segments are Annuity Segment, which sells a variety of traditional annuity products; Life Insurance Segment, which sells a range of traditional and universal life insurance products, and Corporate and Other segment, which provides various support operations, corporate capital and other product lines.
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