Press coverage about United Community Bank (NASDAQ:UCBI) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 Bank earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0412226506494 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
UCBI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub cut United Community Bank from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut United Community Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. ValuEngine cut United Community Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded United Community Bank from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. United Community Bank currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $31.00.
Shares of United Community Bank stock opened at $31.23 on Monday. United Community Bank has a 12-month low of $24.47 and a 12-month high of $33.60. The company has a market cap of $2,470.57, a PE ratio of 19.16 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48.
United Community Bank (NASDAQ:UCBI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.01. United Community Bank had a return on equity of 10.12% and a net margin of 14.14%. The business had revenue of $118.24 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $118.26 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.40 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that United Community Bank will post 2.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th were paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 14th. This is a boost from United Community Bank’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. United Community Bank’s dividend payout ratio is 29.45%.
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United Community Bank Company Profile
United Community Banks, Inc operates as the bank holding company for United Community Bank that provides retail and corporate banking services to individuals and businesses. It offers various deposit accounts, such as checking accounts, savings and time deposits accounts, NOW accounts, money market deposits, and certificates of deposit.
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