Media coverage about Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5465725835896 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of equities analysts have commented on UVSP shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $33.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Sandler O’Neill downgraded shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.33.
Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (UVSP) opened at $28.15 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 1.00. The company has a market cap of $817.36, a PE ratio of 18.40 and a beta of 0.59. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania has a one year low of $25.65 and a one year high of $32.35.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 18th will be issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 15th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.84%. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.29%.
Univest Co. of Pennsylvania Company Profile
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is the bank holding company of Univest Bank and Trust Co (the Bank). The Bank is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank and trust company. The Company’s business segments include Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Banking segment provides financial services, such as deposit taking, loan origination and servicing, mortgage banking, other general banking services and equipment lease financing.
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