United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The savings and loans company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15, Bloomberg Earnings reports. United Community Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 9.66% and a net margin of 20.00%. The firm had revenue of $26.81 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.72 million.
United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ UCFC) traded down 1.35% during trading on Thursday, reaching $9.51. 73,056 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. United Community Financial Corp. has a 12 month low of $7.11 and a 12 month high of $10.00. The company has a market cap of $472.74 million, a P/E ratio of 20.86 and a beta of 0.51. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $9.48 and its 200 day moving average is $8.83.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.68%. United Community Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.56%.
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UCFC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised United Community Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Boenning Scattergood set a $10.00 price target on shares of United Community Financial Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.33.
In other United Community Financial Corp. news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 55,348 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total transaction of $509,755.08. Following the sale, the general counsel now directly owns 86,431 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $796,029.51. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 22,260 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984. Insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.
About United Community Financial Corp.
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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