News coverage about Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) has trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8594247862219 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. ValuEngine raised shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill lowered shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, September 25th.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP) opened at 31.65 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $843.92 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.54 and a beta of 0.69. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania has a 12 month low of $22.76 and a 12 month high of $32.35. The company’s 50-day moving average is $29.91 and its 200 day moving average is $29.14.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.03. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania had a return on equity of 8.04% and a net margin of 13.95%. The firm had revenue of $51.31 million during the quarter. Equities analysts forecast that Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania will post $1.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th were given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 12th. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 72.07%.

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About Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is the bank holding company of Univest Bank and Trust Co (the Bank). The Bank is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank and trust company. The Company’s business segments include Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Banking segment provides financial services, such as deposit taking, loan origination and servicing, mortgage banking, other general banking services and equipment lease financing.

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