United Fire Group (UFCS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds
News articles about United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Fire Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6942039042409 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
UFCS has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub raised United Fire Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Sidoti initiated coverage on United Fire Group in a research report on Friday, June 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $48.00 price objective for the company.
United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) opened at 42.88 on Friday. United Fire Group has a 12 month low of $37.54 and a 12 month high of $50.75. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $44.06 and its 200 day moving average price is $43.78. The stock has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.55 and a beta of 0.79.
United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $284.30 million for the quarter. On average, analysts anticipate that United Fire Group will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current year.
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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