Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact State Auto Financial (STFC) Stock Price

News headlines about State Auto Financial (NASDAQ:STFC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. State Auto Financial earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6464206311359 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

STFC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of State Auto Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of State Auto Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.50.

Shares of State Auto Financial (STFC) opened at $28.79 on Thursday. State Auto Financial has a fifty-two week low of $22.11 and a fifty-two week high of $30.85. The company has a quick ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The firm has a market cap of $1,225.73, a PE ratio of 44.29 and a beta of 0.85.

In other news, insider John M. Petrucci sold 10,682 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.84, for a total value of $297,386.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Matthew Stanley Mrozek sold 3,380 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.85, for a total transaction of $94,133.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 8,633 shares in the company, valued at $240,429.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.54% of the company’s stock.

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About State Auto Financial

State Auto Financial Corporation is a property and casualty insurance holding company. The Company is engaged in writing personal, business and specialty insurance. Its segments include Personal Insurance Segment, Commercial Insurance Segment and Specialty Insurance Segment. Its Personal Insurance Segment include personal auto, homeowners and other personal; Commercial Insurance Segment include commercial auto, small commercial package, middle market commercial, workers’ compensation and other commercial, and Specialty Insurance Segment include Excess & Surplus (E&S) property, E&S casualty and programs.

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