United Community Financial (UCFC) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.03

Media coverage about United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest 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 articles about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.4665389669944 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) opened at $9.78 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. The stock has a market cap of $470.83, a P/E ratio of 17.85 and a beta of 0.55. United Community Financial has a 52-week low of $7.81 and a 52-week high of $10.00.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a dividend of $0.04 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.64%. United Community Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 35.56%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on UCFC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Boenning Scattergood lowered shares of United Community Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. One equities research 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 stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.33.

In related news, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.30, for a total transaction of $32,550.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 57,192 shares in the company, valued at approximately $531,885.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 22,260 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.15, for a total transaction of $203,679.00. Following the sale, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares in the company, valued at approximately $790,843.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984 in the last quarter. 3.56% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About United Community Financial

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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