Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) Stock Price

News stories about United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Community Financial Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.3369019887099 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) opened at $9.27 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $463.36, a P/E ratio of 17.32 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.01. United Community Financial Corp. has a one year low of $7.81 and a one year high of $10.00.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were paid a $0.04 dividend. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. United Community Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.56%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on UCFC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Boenning Scattergood lowered shares of United Community Financial Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. United Community Financial Corp. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.33.

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In other United Community Financial Corp. news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 22,260 shares of United Community Financial Corp. 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 transaction, the general counsel now directly owns 86,431 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $790,843.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of United Community Financial Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.30, for a total transaction of $32,550.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 57,192 shares in the company, valued at $531,885.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984 over the last ninety days. 3.56% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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