State Auto Financial Stock Soars (STFC)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of State Auto Financial (Nasdaq: STFC) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $15.11 as of 3:15 p.m. ET, 23.4% above Wednesday's closing price of $12.25. Volume is at 75,437, 1.8 times the daily average of 42,900.

State Auto Financial has a market cap of $527.2 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 9.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, writes personal and business lines of insurance to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.

TheStreet Ratings rates State Auto Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full State Auto Financial Ratings Report.

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