FBL Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:FFG) has received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also given FBL Financial Group an industry rank of 196 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

FFG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FBL Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of FBL Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th.

Shares of FBL Financial Group (NYSE FFG) opened at $74.90 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1,870.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.29 and a beta of 0.92. FBL Financial Group has a one year low of $59.75 and a one year high of $82.60. The company has a quick ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.12 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $181.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $184.51 million. FBL Financial Group had a return on equity of 8.93% and a net margin of 15.30%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.20 EPS. equities analysts forecast that FBL Financial Group will post 4.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.44 dividend. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. FBL Financial Group’s payout ratio is currently 39.20%.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its position in shares of FBL Financial Group by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 24,851 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,528,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in shares of FBL Financial Group by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 11,827 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $727,000 after buying an additional 199 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in shares of FBL Financial Group by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 14,360 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $883,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of FBL Financial Group by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 47,390 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,915,000 after buying an additional 503 shares in the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of FBL Financial Group by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 38,563 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,372,000 after buying an additional 581 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 27.74% of the company’s stock.

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FBL Financial Group Company Profile

FBL Financial Group, Inc sells individual life insurance and annuity products under the brand name of Farm Bureau Financial Services. The Company’s segments are Annuity Segment, which sells a variety of traditional annuity products; Life Insurance Segment, which sells a range of traditional and universal life insurance products, and Corporate and Other segment, which provides various support operations, corporate capital and other product lines.

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