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Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods boosted their price objective on shares of United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) from $29.00 to $30.00 in a report issued on Wednesday, Stock Ratings reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target indicates a potential downside of 4.79% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on UFCS. Analysts at Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of United Fire Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 11th. Analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of United Fire Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 7th.

United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) opened at 31.51 on Wednesday. United Fire Group has a one year low of $23.75 and a one year high of $34.21. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $26.85 and a 200-day moving average of $29.03. The company has a market cap of $800.4 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.79.

United Fire Group (NASDAQ:UFCS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 27th. The company reported $1.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.42. The company had revenue of $228.99 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $222.36 million. On average, analysts predict that United Fire Group will post $2.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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.

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