Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 12,477 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $117,000.
Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 424.9% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 9,999 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $93,000 after acquiring an additional 8,094 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 56.2% during the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 10,843 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $96,000 after acquiring an additional 3,902 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of United Community Financial during the first quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Citigroup Inc. raised its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 17.9% during the fourth quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 15,420 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $136,000 after acquiring an additional 2,342 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 356.4% during the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 16,537 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $146,000 after acquiring an additional 12,914 shares during the last quarter. 63.48% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
In related news, Director Richard J. Schiraldi sold 16,369 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.26, for a total value of $151,576.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,751 shares in the company, valued at $53,254.26. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.
Shares of United Community Financial stock opened at $9.39 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $452.33 million, a P/E ratio of 12.69 and a beta of 0.50. United Community Financial Corp has a fifty-two week low of $8.49 and a fifty-two week high of $11.98. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.
United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 16th. The savings and loans company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $28.26 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $28.00 million. United Community Financial had a return on equity of 12.11% and a net margin of 27.09%. Equities research analysts predict that United Community Financial Corp will post 0.81 EPS for the current year.
About United Community Financial
United Community Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Home Savings Bank that provides consumer and business banking services. The company offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, regular savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit.
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