United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Wednesday.

Separately, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of United Financial Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Shares of United Financial Bancorp (UBNK) opened at $17.83 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 1.02. United Financial Bancorp has a 1 year low of $15.75 and a 1 year high of $19.35. The firm has a market cap of $912.27, a PE ratio of 15.20 and a beta of 0.72.

United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The bank reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $54.84 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.29 million. United Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 22.67% and a return on equity of 8.87%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.28 EPS. equities research analysts predict that United Financial Bancorp will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO William Hw Iv Crawford sold 6,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.41, for a total transaction of $119,665.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.39% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of UBNK. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of United Financial Bancorp by 5.6% during the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 212,973 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,623,000 after acquiring an additional 11,250 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of United Financial Bancorp by 1.7% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,101,228 shares of the bank’s stock worth $18,732,000 after acquiring an additional 18,517 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of United Financial Bancorp during the second quarter worth approximately $254,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of United Financial Bancorp by 33.5% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 385,588 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,435,000 after acquiring an additional 96,726 shares during the period. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its position in shares of United Financial Bancorp by 7.3% during the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 11,988 shares of the bank’s stock worth $200,000 after acquiring an additional 820 shares during the period. 64.59% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About United Financial Bancorp

United Financial Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary United Bank (the Bank) and various subsidiaries, delivers financial services to individuals, families and businesses in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including retail, commercial and consumer banking, as well as financial advisory services.

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