Media headlines about United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Community Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.7915666950082 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of United Community Financial (NASDAQ UCFC) opened at $9.50 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.06. United Community Financial has a one year low of $7.81 and a one year high of $10.23. The stock has a market cap of $472.32, a P/E ratio of 17.91 and a beta of 0.53.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.04 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.68%. United Community Financial’s payout ratio is currently 35.56%.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Boenning Scattergood lowered shares of United Community Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. United Community Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.33.

In other news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 22,260 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.15, for a total transaction of $203,679.00. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares in the company, valued at approximately $790,843.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 55,348 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 26th. The stock was 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 approximately $796,029.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 81,108 shares of company stock valued at $745,984. 3.56% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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United Community Financial Company 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.

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