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United Fire & Casualty Company (UFCS) - Buy, Sell or Hold?

Sector: Finance   Sub-Sector: Property-Casualty Insurers
Trade DateCurrent Candlestick PatternPrevious Candlestick PatternWhenPerformance Since
Fri, 17 Nov 2017Bullish EngulfingBullish EngulfingWed, 08 Nov 20171.21%
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47.52 0.00 (0%) Nov 17 4:00pm EDT
Open: 46.37 Range: 46.37 - 47.75 Vol: 101.24K Avg Vol: 61.02K
EPS: 1.82 P/E ratio: 25.31 EBITDA: 59.36M Mkt Cap: 1.15B
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Short Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 5 day moving average at 46.84
Medium Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 20 day moving average at 46.80
Last Trade is above the 50 day moving average at 45.70
Long Term: Trend is Up
Last Trade is above the 200 day moving average at 43.96
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Daily Chart of UFCS

Stock Trend Analysis - Buy, Sell or Hold "United Fire & Casualty Company" (UFCS)?

UFCS is in a long term trading range with an upward bias. The last 52 weeks has seen this stock maintain an upward swing with about 51% of the time spent trading above the 200 day moving average. The 50 day moving average also indicates range bound trading but with a general bullish upside bias. Even the 20 day moving average is exhibiting similar bullish bias in a trading range. For adventurous traders, once a trading range is identified, a viable strategy is to short breakouts and buy breakdowns with the expectation UFCS will return into the established trading range. However, a more conservative and higher probability trade is to still buy dips as the longer term trend is still up. A good place to accummulate longs is at the 200 SMA currently near 43.96. Click here for the latest support & resistance levels to help you finetune your entry into or exit out of "UFCS".

The analyst consensus estimates for the 1 year price target for this stock is $48.00* (*source: Yahoo Finance).

Objective Technical Analysis by BannRonn TA LogicEngine ver 1.1. Last Updated - Fri, 17 Nov 2017
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