State Auto Financial Corporation ( STFC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 12, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2018. Shareholders who purchased STFC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 22nd quarter that STFC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of STFC was $29.13, representing a -5.58% decrease from the 52 week high of $30.85 and a 31.73% increase over the 52 week low of $22.11.
STFC is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Chubb Limited ( CB ) and American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ). STFC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is -$.26. Zacks Investment Research reports STFC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 462.5%, compared to an industry average of 17%.
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