First United (NASDAQ:FUNC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about First United (NASDAQ:FUNC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First United earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 43.1141956829765 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of First United (FUNC) opened at $18.05 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $127.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.41 and a beta of 0.45. First United has a 1 year low of $13.00 and a 1 year high of $18.30. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.

First United (NASDAQ:FUNC) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 13th. The bank reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $13.76 million during the quarter. First United had a net margin of 12.80% and a return on equity of 7.39%.

FUNC has been the topic of several research reports. TheStreet downgraded First United from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine downgraded First United from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

In other First United news, Director Irvin Robert Rudy sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.25, for a total transaction of $51,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 35,124 shares in the company, valued at approximately $605,889. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold a total of 6,705 shares of company stock valued at $116,194 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

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First United Company Profile

First United Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary business is serving as the parent company of First United Bank & Trust (the Bank), First United Statutory Trust I, First United Statutory Trust II and First United Statutory Trust III. It operates through community banking segment.

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