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How to buy United Fire Group (UFCS) stock

Learn how to easily invest in United Fire Group stock.

United Fire Group, Inc
NASDAQ: UFCS - USD
INSURANCE-PROPERTY & CASUALTY
$23.83
-$0.28 (-1.16%)

United Fire Group, Inc is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. United Fire Group shares (UFCS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Fire Group employs 1,165 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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United Fire Group stock price (NASDAQ: UFCS)

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United Fire Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$30.68
52-week range$18.53 - $36.22
50-day moving average $27.39
200-day moving average $30.72
Wall St. target price$33.00
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.96 (3.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.34

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United Fire Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $30.68 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 10.84%
3 months (2021-04-28) -0.29%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is United Fire Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing United Fire Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Fire Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

United Fire Group's PEG ratio

United Fire Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into United Fire Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

United Fire Group's EBITDA

United Fire Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a United Fire Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

United Fire Group financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Gross profit TTM $-154,424,000
Return on assets TTM -0.56%
Return on equity TTM -2.59%
Profit margin -1.8%
Book value $32.79
Market capitalisation $597.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting United Fire Group shares

There are currently 305,739 United Fire Group shares held short by investors – that's known as United Fire Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 307,522 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting United Fire Group shares can be evaluated.

United Fire Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

United Fire Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of United Fire Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of United Fire Group shares traded daily (recently around 64096.226415094). United Fire Group's SIR currently stands at 4.77. In other words for every 100,000 United Fire Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4770 shares are currently held short.

However United Fire Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of United Fire Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable United Fire Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case United Fire Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 United Fire Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0141% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable United Fire Group shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against United Fire Group.

Find out more about how you can short United Fire Group stock.

United Fire Group share dividends

We're not expecting United Fire Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have United Fire Group's shares ever split?

United Fire Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 December 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United Fire Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United Fire Group shares which in turn could have impacted United Fire Group's share price.

United Fire Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United Fire Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.5284 up to $36.2176. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while United Fire Group's is 0.1219. This would suggest that United Fire Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

United Fire Group overview

United Fire Group, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance for individuals and businesses in the United States. The company offers commercial and personal lines of property and casualty insurance; and commercial multiple peril and inland marine insurance, as well as assumed reinsurance products. Its commercial policies include fire and allied lines, other liability, automobile, workers' compensation, and fidelity and surety coverage; and personal lines comprise automobile, and fire and allied lines coverage, including homeowners. The company sells its products through a network of independent agencies. United Fire Group, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of United Fire Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 17.58% of United Fire Group shares are held by insiders and 64.307% by institutions.
How many people work for United Fire Group?
Latest data suggests 1,165 work at United Fire Group.
When does the fiscal year end for United Fire Group?
United Fire Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is United Fire Group based?
United Fire Group's address is: 118 Second Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, United States, 52401
What is United Fire Group's ISIN number?
United Fire Group's international securities identification number is: US9103401082
What is United Fire Group's CUSIP number?
United Fire Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 910331107

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