News stories about United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Financial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.7161828211193 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

UBNK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of United Financial Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded United Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th.

Shares of United Financial Bancorp (UBNK) opened at $18.20 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.56. The company has a market capitalization of $939.73, a P/E ratio of 15.66 and a beta of 0.72. United Financial Bancorp has a 52-week low of $15.75 and a 52-week high of $19.35.

United Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:UBNK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The bank reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $54.84 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $56.29 million. United Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.87% and a net margin of 22.67%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.28 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that United Financial Bancorp will post 1.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 8th. Investors of record on Friday, October 27th were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 26th. United Financial Bancorp’s payout ratio is 40.68%.

In related news, CEO William Hw Iv Crawford sold 6,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.41, for a total transaction of $119,665.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 3.49% of the company’s stock.

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United Financial Bancorp Company Profile

United Financial Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary United Bank (the Bank) and various subsidiaries, delivers financial services to individuals, families and businesses in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including retail, commercial and consumer banking, as well as financial advisory services.

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