State Auto Financial (STFC) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) have trended positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. State Auto Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.9525815372421 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

STFC has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of State Auto Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of State Auto Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.50.

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State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) opened at $29.22 on Tuesday. State Auto Financial has a twelve month low of $22.11 and a twelve month high of $30.85. The firm has a market cap of $1,240.00, a P/E ratio of 46.38 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a quick ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

In related news, VP Matthew Stanley Mrozek sold 3,380 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.85, for a total value of $94,133.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 8,633 shares in the company, valued at $240,429.05. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider John M. Petrucci sold 10,682 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.84, for a total transaction of $297,386.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.54% of the company’s stock.

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State Auto Financial Company Profile

State Auto Financial Corporation is a property and casualty insurance holding company. The Company is engaged in writing personal, business and specialty insurance. Its segments include Personal Insurance Segment, Commercial Insurance Segment and Specialty Insurance Segment. Its Personal Insurance Segment include personal auto, homeowners and other personal; Commercial Insurance Segment include commercial auto, small commercial package, middle market commercial, workers’ compensation and other commercial, and Specialty Insurance Segment include Excess & Surplus (E&S) property, E&S casualty and programs.

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