Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 2/27/14, United Fire Group, Inc. (UFCS) will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.18, payable on 3/17/14. As a percentage of UFCS's recent stock price of $28.72, this dividend works out to approximately 0.63%, so look for shares of United Fire Group, Inc. to trade 0.63% lower — all else being equal — when UFCS shares open for trading on 2/27/14.
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 2.51% 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 $23.75 per share, with $34.21 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $28.81.
In Wednesday trading, United Fire Group, Inc. shares are currently trading flat on the day.