Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. Sells 133,893 Shares of United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC)

Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. reduced its position in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) by 17.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 623,560 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 133,893 shares during the quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. owned approximately 1.28% of United Community Financial worth $5,967,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Martingale Asset Management L P lifted its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 23.7% in the first quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 404,522 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $3,784,000 after buying an additional 77,500 shares in the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P lifted its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 17.9% in the first quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 21,346 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $200,000 after buying an additional 3,246 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 64.5% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 365,355 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $3,498,000 after buying an additional 143,274 shares in the last quarter. AJO LP purchased a new position in shares of United Community Financial in the first quarter worth $1,101,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of United Community Financial by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,270,364 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $28,943,000 after buying an additional 50,551 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.19% of the company’s stock.

Shares of UCFC opened at $10.09 on Thursday. United Community Financial Corp has a twelve month low of $8.49 and a twelve month high of $10.45. The company has a market cap of $485.67 million, a P/E ratio of 13.64 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $9.77 and its 200-day simple moving average is $9.49.

United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $28.71 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $28.63 million. United Community Financial had a net margin of 27.00% and a return on equity of 12.25%. Analysts predict that United Community Financial Corp will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 5th were issued a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 2nd. This is a boost from United Community Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.17%. United Community Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 43.24%.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 14th. Raymond James downgraded shares of United Community Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

In other news, CFO Timothy Esson sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.38, for a total value of $46,900.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 75,864 shares in the company, valued at $711,604.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.

United Community Financial Company Profile

United Community Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Home Savings Bank that provides consumer and business banking services. The company offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, regular savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC)

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