Shares of Donegal Group (Nasdaq:DGICB) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $17.44 as of 1:35 p.m. ET, 25.4% above Tuesday's closing price of $13.91. Volume is at 1,392, 13.9 times the daily average of 100.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of Donegal Group (Nasdaq: DGICB) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $17.44 as of 1:35 p.m. ET, 25.4% above Tuesday's closing price of $13.91. Volume is at 1,392, 13.9 times the daily average of 100. Donegal Group has a market cap of $100.8 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 21% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Donegal Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial lines of property and casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 41.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Donegal Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full Donegal Group Ratings Report. See our top % gaining stocks list for other stocks that are soaring today, or get investment ideas from our investment research center. Interested in other stocks that are soaring? Get free SMS text alerts sent to you when the action happens by texting SOAR to 95370 or select from multiple alert options.
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 1/29/15, Donegal Group Incorporated Class B will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.116, payable on 2/16/15. As a percentage of DGICB's recent stock price of $22.00, this dividend works out to approximately 0.53%, so look for shares of Donegal Group Incorporated Class B to trade 0.53% lower — all else being equal — when DGICB shares open for trading on 1/29/15.