News headlines about Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 16 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on UVSP. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Sandler O’Neill began coverage on shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ UVSP) remained flat at $29.80 on Wednesday. The company had a trading volume of 10,002 shares. The stock has a market cap of $794.50 million, a P/E ratio of 32.11 and a beta of 0.69. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $28.99 and its 200-day moving average is $28.60. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania has a 52 week low of $19.97 and a 52 week high of $31.50.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $49.25 million during the quarter. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania had a net margin of 11.75% and a return on equity of 7.31%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania will post $1.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 7th were paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 5th. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania’s payout ratio is 85.11%.

In other news, Director Michael L. Turner sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.80, for a total transaction of $59,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 3.62% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Company Profile

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is the bank holding company of Univest Bank and Trust Co (the Bank). The Bank is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank and trust company. The Company’s business segments include Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Banking segment provides financial services, such as deposit taking, loan origination and servicing, mortgage banking, other general banking services and equipment lease financing.

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