United Fire Declares Fresh Dividend

United Fire & Casualty (NASDAQ: UFCS  ) is sticking to its existing dividend policy for now. The company has declared its latest quarterly common stock distribution, which is to be $0.18 per share paid on Sept. 16 to shareholders of record as of Sept. 3. That amount matches the company's previous distribution, which was handed out in June. Before that, United Fire handed out $0.15 per share.

The company has paid dividends since 1972. Since the beginning of 2003, its disbursement has climbed steadily from $0.0938 to the present level.

The just-declared dividend annualizes to $0.72 per share. That yields 2.2% at United Fire's most recent closing stock price of $32.45.

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