United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) Director Ellen J. Tressel purchased 4,000 shares of United Community Financial Corp. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.65 per share, with a total value of $30,600.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 4,141 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $31,678.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) opened at 8.34 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $388.16 million, a P/E ratio of 21.72 and a beta of 0.78. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $7.28 and its 200 day moving average is $6.56. United Community Financial Corp. has a one year low of $5.10 and a one year high of $8.40.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 18th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.11. United Community Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 7.21% and a net margin of 19.93%. On average, equities research analysts expect that United Community Financial Corp. will post $0.41 earnings per share for the current year.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 31st will be given a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 27th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.44%. United Community Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is 31.58%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on UCFC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 price target for the company in a report on Saturday, July 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods boosted their price target on shares of United Community Financial Corp. from $7.25 to $8.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, September 12th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood raised shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $7.50 price target for the company in a report on Monday, September 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.25.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Martingale Asset Management L P acquired a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $102,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in United Community Financial Corp. during the third quarter valued at $153,000. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in United Community Financial Corp. by 3.2% in the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,276 shares of the company’s stock valued at $180,000 after buying an additional 787 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC boosted its stake in United Community Financial Corp. by 7.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 28,269 shares of the company’s stock valued at $201,000 after buying an additional 1,856 shares in the last quarter. Finally, HBK Sorce Advisory LLC raised its position in shares of United Community Financial Corp. by 9.9% in the second quarter. HBK Sorce Advisory LLC now owns 33,397 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,000 after buying an additional 2,997 shares during the last quarter. 60.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

United Community Financial Corp. Company Profile

United Community Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding company for The Home Savings and Loan Company of Youngstown, Ohio (the Bank). The Bank operates through banking services segment. The Bank conducts its business through over 30 retail banking offices and loan production centers located throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

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