Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact United Community Financial (UCFC) Stock Price

Media coverage about United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Community Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.7536150510362 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on UCFC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, January 6th. ValuEngine lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Boenning Scattergood lowered shares of United Community Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. 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’s stock. United Community Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.33.

Shares of United Community Financial (NASDAQ UCFC) traded up $0.34 on Friday, hitting $9.60. 78,300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 57,237. The company has a market cap of $477.79, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.33 and a beta of 0.53. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. United Community Financial has a 1 year low of $7.81 and a 1 year high of $10.23.

In other news, EVP Matthew T. Garrity sold 35,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.47, for a total value of $331,450.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,993 shares in the company, valued at approximately $416,613.71. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 36,200 shares of company stock valued at $342,896. Company insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

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United Community Financial 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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