Press coverage about United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Community Financial Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC)

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Community Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. United Community Financial Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.75.

Shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) traded down 3.50% during trading on Friday, hitting $8.00. The company had a trading volume of 422,595 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $8.36 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.57. The company has a market capitalization of $397.47 million, a P/E ratio of 22.35 and a beta of 0.80. United Community Financial Corp. has a 52 week low of $5.60 and a 52 week high of $9.50.

In related news, CFO Timothy Esson sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $8.48, for a total transaction of $33,920.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 70,017 shares in the company, valued at approximately $593,744.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 3.56% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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United Community Financial Corp. Company 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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