United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) Hits New 1-Year High at $10.81

United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The stock traded as high as $10.81 and last traded at $10.75, with a volume of 153957 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.63.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, September 13th. Raymond James downgraded shares of United Community Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 11th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 4th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of United Community Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. United Community Financial currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.

The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $9.85 and its 200 day simple moving average is $9.51. The firm has a market cap of $511.15 million, a P/E ratio of 14.59 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.04.

United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.01. United Community Financial had a net margin of 27.00% and a return on equity of 12.25%. The business had revenue of $28.71 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.63 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that United Community Financial Corp will post 0.82 earnings per share for the current year.

In other United Community Financial news, CFO Timothy Esson sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.38, for a total transaction of $46,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 75,864 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $711,604.32. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in UCFC. Martingale Asset Management L P raised its position in United Community Financial by 23.7% in the 1st quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 404,522 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $3,784,000 after purchasing an additional 77,500 shares during the period. Globeflex Capital L P boosted its position in shares of United Community Financial by 17.9% in the first quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 21,346 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $200,000 after acquiring an additional 3,246 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of United Community Financial by 64.5% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 365,355 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $3,498,000 after acquiring an additional 143,274 shares during the period. AJO LP bought a new stake in shares of United Community Financial in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,101,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of United Community Financial by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,270,364 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $28,943,000 after acquiring an additional 50,551 shares during the period. 63.18% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

United Community Financial Company Profile (NASDAQ:UCFC)

United Community Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Home Savings Bank that provides consumer and business banking services. The company offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, regular savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit.

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