Clover Partners L.P. lowered its stake in shares of United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) by 62.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 325,759 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 550,413 shares during the quarter. United Community Financial accounts for about 2.8% of Clover Partners L.P.’s portfolio, making the stock its 18th largest position. Clover Partners L.P. owned 0.65% of United Community Financial worth $2,974,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of United Community Financial by 1.7% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,336,439 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $30,462,000 after acquiring an additional 54,841 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of United Community Financial by 1.2% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,068,196 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $29,455,000 after acquiring an additional 35,114 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in United Community Financial by 1.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,867,653 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $15,521,000 after buying an additional 35,018 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in United Community Financial by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,420,704 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $12,971,000 after buying an additional 57,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp increased its holdings in United Community Financial by 14.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 847,383 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $7,041,000 after buying an additional 108,482 shares during the last quarter. 59.49% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
UCFC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of United Community Financial in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. United Community Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.33.
United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ UCFC) opened at $9.95 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $491.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.32 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. United Community Financial Corp has a twelve month low of $7.81 and a twelve month high of $10.23.
United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $27.34 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.98 million. United Community Financial had a return on equity of 9.99% and a net margin of 18.34%. equities analysts expect that United Community Financial Corp will post 0.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd were issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st. This is a positive change from United Community Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. United Community Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 55.81%.
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United Community Financial Profile
United Community Financial Corp. is financial services holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include The Home Savings and Loan Company of Youngstown, Ohio (Home Savings or the Bank), HSB Insurance, LLC and HSB Capital, LLC. The principal business of Home Savings is the origination of mortgage loans, including construction loans, on residential and nonresidential real estate located in Home Savings’ primary market area.
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