State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) VP Matthew Stanley Mrozek Sells 3,700 Shares

State Auto Financial Corp (NASDAQ:STFC) VP Matthew Stanley Mrozek sold 3,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.26, for a total value of $115,662.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 6,474 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $202,377.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

State Auto Financial stock traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $31.41. 60,783 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 47,130. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.43 billion, a PE ratio of 26.17 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.05 and a quick ratio of 0.05. State Auto Financial Corp has a 12-month low of $28.10 and a 12-month high of $36.45. The business’s 50-day moving average is $32.69 and its 200-day moving average is $33.43.

State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 31st. The insurance provider reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.49 by ($0.15). State Auto Financial had a net margin of 2.31% and a return on equity of 4.88%. The firm had revenue of $334.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $340.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.44 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that State Auto Financial Corp will post 1.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in STFC. Quantamental Technologies LLC bought a new stake in State Auto Financial during the second quarter valued at about $25,000. Bank of Montreal Can bought a new stake in State Auto Financial during the second quarter valued at about $51,000. KBC Group NV bought a new stake in State Auto Financial during the second quarter valued at about $83,000. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in State Auto Financial during the second quarter valued at about $119,000. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in State Auto Financial during the second quarter valued at about $120,000. 33.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine upgraded State Auto Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 1st. BidaskClub upgraded State Auto Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research cut State Auto Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 8th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded State Auto Financial from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Friday, November 29th.

About State Auto Financial

State Auto Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal and business insurance products. It operates through four segments: Personal Insurance, Commercial Insurance, Specialty Insurance, and Investment Operations. The Personal Insurance segment primarily provides personal automobile, homeowners insurance, and other personal insurance products.

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