United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 18th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.04 per share by the savings and loans company on Friday, November 17th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd.

Shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ UCFC) traded down 2.56% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $9.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 131,338 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $473.51 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.88 and a beta of 0.51. United Community Financial Corp. has a 52 week low of $7.02 and a 52 week high of $10.00. The company has a 50 day moving average of $9.36 and a 200-day moving average of $8.75.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $27.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.20 million. United Community Financial Corp. had a net margin of 18.95% and a return on equity of 8.90%. Equities research analysts predict that United Community Financial Corp. will post $0.57 earnings per share for the current year.

UCFC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Boenning Scattergood set a $10.00 price objective on shares of United Community Financial Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. United Community Financial Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.33.

In other news, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.30, for a total transaction of $32,550.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 57,192 shares in the company, valued at $531,885.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 55,348 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.21, for a total transaction of $509,755.08. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares in the company, valued at $796,029.51. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 81,108 shares of company stock worth $745,984. 3.56% of the stock is currently owned by company 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.

Dividend History for United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC)

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