Media headlines about United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Security Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.5726989897186 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) opened at 9.50 on Tuesday. United Security Bancshares has a 12 month low of $5.93 and a 12 month high of $9.95. The company has a market capitalization of $160.31 million, a P/E ratio of 20.39 and a beta of 0.64. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $9.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.78.

United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $8.74 million during the quarter. United Security Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.05% and a net margin of 22.59%.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded United Security Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd.

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In related news, Director Robert Michele Mochizuki bought 175,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $8.75 per share, for a total transaction of $1,531,250.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael T. Woolf bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $8.85 per share, with a total value of $88,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 23.70% of the company’s stock.

United Security Bancshares Company Profile

United Security Bancshares is the bank holding company for United Security Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a California state-chartered bank. The Bank operates in the segment of providing banking services to commercial establishments and individuals primarily in the San Joaquin Valley of California. The Bank offers a range of services for commercial customers and account holders, including online banking, mobile banking, safe deposit boxes, automated teller machine (ATM) services, payroll direct deposit, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, money orders and foreign drafts.

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