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StanCorp Financial Group (NYSE:SFG) Director E Kay Stepp sold 11,500 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.35, for a total value of $740,025.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 8,840 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $568,854. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of StanCorp Financial Group (NYSE:SFG) traded down 6.77% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $59.90. 713,265 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. StanCorp Financial Group has a 1-year low of $37.96 and a 1-year high of $69.11. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $65.94 and its 200-day moving average is $59.50. The company has a market cap of $2.643 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.52.

StanCorp Financial Group (NYSE:SFG) last released its earnings data on Thursday, January 30th. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.47. The company had revenue of $718.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $713.25 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.87 earnings per share. StanCorp Financial Group’s revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that StanCorp Financial Group will post $5.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SFG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. downgraded shares of StanCorp Financial Group from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a $66.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Bank of America Corp. upgraded shares of StanCorp Financial Group to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday. Finally, analysts at UBS AG reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of StanCorp Financial Group in a research note to investors on Thursday. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $52.00. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.57.

StanCorp Financial Group, Inc (NYSE:SFG) is a holding company.

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