News stories about United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Security Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.9404010768554 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 6th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.93%. This is a boost from United Security Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. United Security Bancshares’s payout ratio is currently 61.30%.

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In related news, Director Robert Michele Mochizuki purchased 175,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 21st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $8.75 per share, for a total transaction of $1,531,250.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Michael T. Woolf purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’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. Insiders own 23.70% of the company’s stock.

About United Security Bancshares

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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