FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also given FBL Financial Group an industry rank of 181 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research analysts have issued reports on FFG shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FBL Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 7th. TheStreet cut shares of FBL Financial Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, February 8th.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. IndexIQ Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of FBL Financial Group by 3.9% during the third quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 32,779 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,467,000 after acquiring an additional 1,237 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc raised its position in FBL Financial Group by 1.8% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 912,246 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $68,646,000 after purchasing an additional 15,827 shares in the last quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of FBL Financial Group during the fourth quarter worth $26,000. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in shares of FBL Financial Group during the fourth quarter worth $232,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of FBL Financial Group by 1.4% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 675,983 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $50,867,000 after buying an additional 9,644 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.85% of the company’s stock.

FBL Financial Group stock traded up $0.46 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $63.27. 25,587 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 25,262. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.03 and a quick ratio of 0.03. FBL Financial Group has a 12 month low of $59.61 and a 12 month high of $85.70. The stock has a market cap of $1.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.58 and a beta of 0.76.

FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 7th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.17). FBL Financial Group had a return on equity of 9.14% and a net margin of 13.00%. The business had revenue of $158.64 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $190.76 million. On average, equities analysts expect that FBL Financial Group will post 4.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 15th were issued a $0.48 dividend. This is a boost from FBL Financial Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.46. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.03%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 14th. FBL Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.04%.

About FBL Financial Group

FBL Financial Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, sells individual life insurance and annuity products. The Annuity segment sells various traditional annuity products that primarily consist of fixed rate and indexed annuities, and supplementary contracts. The Life Insurance segment offers whole life, term life, and universal life policies.

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