Headlines about United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. United Security Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.6819202384501 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
United Security Bancshares (UBFO) traded up 0.52% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $9.60. 18,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $162.00 million, a PE ratio of 20.60 and a beta of 0.64. United Security Bancshares has a 12 month low of $6.04 and a 12 month high of $9.95. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $9.55 and a 200-day moving average of $9.21.
United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. United Security Bancshares had a net margin of 23.77% and a return on equity of 8.71%. The firm had revenue of $9.33 million for the quarter.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th were issued a $0.07 dividend. This is a boost from United Security Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 6th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.92%. United Security Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 56.10%.
In other United Security Bancshares news, Director Michael T. Woolf purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $8.85 per share, with a total value of $88,500.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert Michele Mochizuki purchased 175,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $8.75 per share, with a total value of $1,531,250.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 23.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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United Security Bancshares Company Profile
United Security Bancshares is the bank holding company for United Security Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a California state-chartered bank. The Bank operates in the segment of providing banking services to commercial establishments and individuals primarily in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The Bank offers a range of services for commercial customers and account holders, including online banking, mobile banking, safe deposit boxes, automated teller machine (ATM) services, payroll direct deposit, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, money orders and foreign drafts.
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