Private Advisor Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 11,066 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $107,000.

Several other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of United Community Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $103,000. Teacher Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of United Community Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $111,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new position in shares of United Community Financial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $123,000. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 1,215.1% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 16,847 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $162,000 after buying an additional 15,566 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ramsey Quantitative Systems boosted its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 76.8% during the 3rd quarter. Ramsey Quantitative Systems now owns 16,886 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 7,335 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 63.10% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ:UCFC opened at $9.04 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $475.91 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.86 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. United Community Financial Corp has a 1 year low of $8.86 and a 1 year high of $11.98.

United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 17th. The savings and loans company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.19. The company had revenue of $27.77 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $28.12 million. United Community Financial had a return on equity of 11.87% and a net margin of 24.80%. On average, equities analysts forecast that United Community Financial Corp will post 0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 26th were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 25th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.10%. United Community Financial’s payout ratio is 49.12%.

UCFC has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine lowered United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub lowered United Community Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of United Community Financial in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.00.

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United Community Financial Company Profile

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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