First United (FUNC) Stock Rating Lowered by ValuEngine

First United (NASDAQ:FUNC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

Shares of First United (NASDAQ FUNC) traded up $0.05 on Friday, reaching $17.60. 657 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,257. The stock has a market cap of $124.39, a PE ratio of 18.92 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. First United has a fifty-two week low of $12.55 and a fifty-two week high of $18.30.

First United (NASDAQ:FUNC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 13th. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $13.76 million during the quarter. First United had a net margin of 12.80% and a return on equity of 7.39%.

In other First United news, Director Irvin Robert Rudy sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.42, for a total transaction of $60,970.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 31,123 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $542,162.66. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 4.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in First United by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 246,846 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,690,000 after buying an additional 2,133 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of First United by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 72,536 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,081,000 after purchasing an additional 3,050 shares during the period. Western Standard LLC lifted its position in shares of First United by 43.1% in the 3rd quarter. Western Standard LLC now owns 18,617 shares of the bank’s stock worth $310,000 after purchasing an additional 5,607 shares during the period. Finally, M3F Inc. lifted its position in shares of First United by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. M3F Inc. now owns 635,638 shares of the bank’s stock worth $9,471,000 after purchasing an additional 7,560 shares during the period. 34.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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First United Company Profile

First United Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary business is serving as the parent company of First United Bank & Trust (the Bank), First United Statutory Trust I, First United Statutory Trust II and First United Statutory Trust III. It operates through community banking segment.

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