Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 11/27/13, United Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 12/16/13. As a percentage of UFCS's recent stock price of $29.02, this dividend works out to approximately 0.62%, so look for shares of United Fire Group, Inc. to trade 0.62% lower — all else being equal — when UFCS shares open for trading on 11/27/13.
Below is a dividend history chart for UFCS, showing historical dividends prior to the most recent $0.18 declared by United Fire Group, Inc.:
In general, dividends are not always predictable; but looking at the history above can help in judging whether the most recent dividend from UFCS is likely to continue, and whether the current estimated yield of 2.48% on annualized basis is a reasonable expectation of annual yield going forward. The chart below shows the one year performance of UFCS shares, versus its 200 day moving average:Looking at the chart above, UFCS's low point in its 52 week range is $19.94 per share, with $34.21 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $29.02.
According to the ETF Finder at ETF Channel, UFCS makes up 1.19% of the Dynamic Financial Sector Portfolio ETF (PFI) which is trading up by about 0.5% on the day Monday. In Monday trading, United Fire Group, Inc. shares are currently off about 0.4% on the day.