United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) Downgraded by ValuEngine

ValuEngine downgraded shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Friday.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Community Financial Corp. from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Boenning Scattergood set a $10.00 price objective on United Community Financial Corp. and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a buy rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a report on Friday, July 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $10.33.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) opened at 9.86 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $490.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.70 and a beta of 0.51. United Community Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $7.02 and a 52-week high of $9.92. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $9.21 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.69.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $27.58 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.20 million. United Community Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 8.90% and a net margin of 18.95%. Analysts anticipate that United Community Financial Corp. will post $0.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other United Community Financial Corp. news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 55,348 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total transaction of $509,755.08. Following the sale, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $796,029.51. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 directly owns 57,192 shares in the company, valued at approximately $531,885.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of UCFC. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $103,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $117,000. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $137,000. Cigna Investments Inc. New bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $137,000. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in United Community Financial Corp. by 12.2% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 19,357 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 2,107 shares during the last quarter. 58.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Community Financial Corp. from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $10.00 price objective for the company in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Boenning Scattergood set a $10.00 price objective on United Community Financial Corp. and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a buy rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a report on Friday, July 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $10.33.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) opened at 9.86 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $490.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.70 and a beta of 0.51. United Community Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $7.02 and a 52-week high of $9.92. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $9.21 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.69.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $27.58 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.20 million. United Community Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 8.90% and a net margin of 18.95%. Analysts anticipate that United Community Financial Corp. will post $0.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other United Community Financial Corp. news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 55,348 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total transaction of $509,755.08. Following the sale, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $796,029.51. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 directly owns 57,192 shares in the company, valued at approximately $531,885.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of UCFC. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $103,000. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $117,000. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $137,000. Cigna Investments Inc. New bought a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $137,000. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its position in United Community Financial Corp. by 12.2% during the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 19,357 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 2,107 shares during the last quarter. 58.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About United Community Financial Corp.

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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