Headlines about Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1517452789683 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $29.20. 65,497 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 95,839. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania has a 1 year low of $23.05 and a 1 year high of $32.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $778.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.91 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 0.99.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.02). Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania had a return on equity of 8.41% and a net margin of 18.71%. The firm had revenue of $51.00 million for the quarter. analysts anticipate that Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania will post 1.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania in a report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill cut shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Monday, September 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.67.

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Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Company Profile

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is the bank holding company of Univest Bank and Trust Co (the Bank). The Bank is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank and trust company. The Company’s business segments include Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Banking segment provides financial services, such as deposit taking, loan origination and servicing, mortgage banking, other general banking services and equipment lease financing.

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