Northern Trust Corp increased its position in United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) by 16.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 671,255 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,550 shares during the quarter. Northern Trust Corp owned about 1.35% of United Community Financial Corp. worth $5,578,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in UCFC. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new position in United Community Financial Corp. in the 2nd quarter worth $137,000. Cigna Investments Inc. New acquired a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. in the 2nd quarter worth $137,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position 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 purchasing an additional 2,107 shares during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. grew its position in United Community Financial Corp. by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 28,661 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $239,000 after purchasing an additional 1,909 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. acquired a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. in the 2nd quarter worth $251,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.02% of the company’s stock.

In other news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 22,260 shares of United Community Financial Corp. stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.15, for a total transaction of $203,679.00. Following the sale, the general counsel now directly 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 through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of United Community Financial Corp. stock in a transaction dated 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 owns 57,192 shares in the company, valued at $531,885.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ UCFC) opened at $9.18 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. The stock has a market cap of $456.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.32 and a beta of 0.55. United Community Financial Corp. has a 12-month low of $7.81 and a 12-month high of $10.00.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.74%. United Community Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is 35.56%.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Boenning Scattergood lowered shares of United Community Financial Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine lowered shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. United Community Financial Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.33.

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United Community Financial Corp. 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.

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

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