News articles about United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. United Community Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.2027706424403 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

United Community Financial (NASDAQ UCFC) traded down $0.04 on Friday, reaching $9.82. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 21,201 shares, compared to its average volume of 64,468. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $498.17, a P/E ratio of 22.88 and a beta of 0.54. United Community Financial has a one year low of $7.81 and a one year high of $10.23.

United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $27.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.98 million. United Community Financial had a return on equity of 9.91% and a net margin of 18.34%. equities analysts anticipate that United Community Financial will post 0.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on UCFC shares. BidaskClub upgraded United Community Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of United Community Financial in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.33.

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About United Community Financial

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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