United Financial Bancorp (UBNK) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
News articles about United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Financial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.0977912069505 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Savings & Loans Stock Performance Review — BofI Holding, Capitol Federal Financial, Investors Bancorp, and People’s United Financial (bizjournals.com)
- UNITED FINANCIAL BANCORP, INC. : Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (4-traders.com)
- United Financial Bancorp, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : UBNK-US : November 21, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- United Financial Bancorp, Inc. :UBNK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : November 22, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ UBNK) opened at $18.04 on Tuesday. United Financial Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.75 and a twelve month high of $18.99. The company has a market capitalization of $924.98, a PE ratio of 15.42 and a beta of 0.72. 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 (NASDAQ:UBNK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The bank reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. United Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.87% and a net margin of 22.67%. The company had revenue of $54.84 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $56.29 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.28 EPS. analysts predict that United Financial Bancorp will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 27th were given a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 26th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.66%. United Financial Bancorp’s payout ratio is 40.68%.
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of United Financial Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded United Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th.
United Financial Bancorp Company Profile
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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