News coverage about United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Community Financial Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.3268238690092 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Analyzing United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) & Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to United Community Financial Corp. : October 11, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) Downgraded by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) traded down 0.61% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $9.85. 61,060 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average of $9.30 and a 200 day moving average of $8.73. United Community Financial Corp. has a 12-month low of $7.02 and a 12-month high of $10.00. The firm has a market cap of $489.92 million, a P/E ratio of 23.68 and a beta of 0.51.
United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. United Community Financial Corp. had a net margin of 18.95% and a return on equity of 8.90%. The firm had revenue of $27.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.20 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that United Community Financial Corp. will post $0.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
UCFC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Boenning Scattergood set a $10.00 price target on shares of United Community Financial Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.33.
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In related news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 22,260 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.15, for a total transaction of $203,679.00. Following the sale, the general counsel now directly owns 86,431 shares in the company, valued at $790,843.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 55,348 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total transaction of $509,755.08. Following the sale, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares in the company, valued at $796,029.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.
United Community Financial Corp. Company Profile
United Community Financial Corp. is financial services holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include The Home Savings and Loan Company of Youngstown, Ohio (Home Savings or the Bank), HSB Insurance, LLC and HSB Capital, LLC. The principal business of Home Savings is the origination of mortgage loans, including construction loans, on residential and nonresidential real estate located in Home Savings’ primary market area.
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