Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 14,018 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $117,000.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in United Community Financial Corp. by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 91,551 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $761,000 after purchasing an additional 906 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in United Community Financial Corp. by 1.1% in the 1st quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 92,402 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $771,000 after purchasing an additional 963 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in United Community Financial Corp. by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 62,011 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $515,000 after purchasing an additional 1,811 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. lifted its stake in United Community Financial Corp. by 7.1% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 28,661 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $239,000 after acquiring an additional 1,909 shares during the period. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in United Community Financial Corp. by 12.2% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 19,357 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $161,000 after acquiring an additional 2,107 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 58.15% of the company’s stock.

In other news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 55,348 shares of United Community Financial Corp. stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total value of $509,755.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares in the company, valued at $796,029.51. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of the firm’s 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 completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 57,192 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $531,885.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984 over the last 90 days. 3.56% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

UCFC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Community Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Boenning Scattergood set a $10.00 target price on United Community Financial Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 target price on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. United Community Financial Corp. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.33.

United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) opened at $9.15 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $463.75, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.58 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.04 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. United Community Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.56%.

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United Community Financial Corp. Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC)

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