United Fire Group Inc. (UFCS) Jumps 8% on February 18

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United Fire Group Inc. (UFCS) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Thursday February 18 as the stock popped 8% to $39.82, representing a gain of $2.95 per share. Some 59,751 shares traded hands on 639 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 70,879 shares out of a total float of 25.08 million. The stock opened at $37.96 and traded with an intraday range of $40.00 to $37.00.

After today's gains, United Fire Group Inc. reached a market cap of $998.54 million. United Fire Group Inc. has had a trading range between $40.64 and $28.15 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $37.63 and a 200-day SMA of $35.08.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 10.

United Fire Group Inc is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance and life insurance and selling annuities. Its operations are divided into two segments: property and casualty insurance and life insurance.

United Fire Group Inc. is based out of Cedar Rapids, IA and has some 981 employees. Its CEO is Randy A. Ramlo.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of United Fire Group Inc., check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for UFCS. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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