Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) by 2.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,327,132 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 52,841 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. owned approximately 4.56% of United Financial Bancorp worth $39,165,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new position in shares of United Financial Bancorp in the 3rd quarter valued at $195,000. FMR LLC bought a new stake in United Financial Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth $304,000. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in United Financial Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth $325,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in United Financial Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth $374,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC grew its position in United Financial Bancorp by 63.8% during the 3rd quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 35,863 shares of the bank’s stock worth $604,000 after acquiring an additional 13,962 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.53% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on UBNK. Zacks Investment Research lowered United Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 26th. BidaskClub lowered United Financial Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 7th.

In other United Financial Bancorp news, CEO William Hw Iv Crawford sold 47,000 shares of United Financial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.84, for a total transaction of $697,480.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 176,249 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,615,535.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 3.37% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

UBNK stock remained flat at $$15.13 during midday trading on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 13,766 shares, compared to its average volume of 106,586. The company has a market cap of $771.95 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.93 and a beta of 0.73. United Financial Bancorp Inc has a twelve month low of $13.37 and a twelve month high of $18.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.01.

United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by ($0.09). The firm had revenue of $57.86 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $57.40 million. United Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.53% and a net margin of 19.34%. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that United Financial Bancorp Inc will post 1.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 13th. Investors of record on Friday, February 1st will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 31st. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.17%. United Financial Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.03%.

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United Financial Bancorp Company Profile

United Financial Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for United Bank that provides retail, commercial, and consumer banking services to individuals, families, and businesses. The company accepts various deposits, such as interest-bearing checking, non-interest-bearing checking, regular savings, money market savings, and time deposits.

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