United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) EVP Matthew T. Garrity sold 35,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.47, for a total value of $331,450.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 43,993 shares in the company, valued at approximately $416,613.71. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) traded down $0.15 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.35. The stock had a trading volume of 61,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 79,997. The stock has a market capitalization of $472.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.92 and a beta of 0.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.06. United Community Financial Corp has a 1 year low of $7.81 and a 1 year high of $10.23.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in UCFC. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of United Community Financial by 2.1% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,832,635 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $15,285,000 after buying an additional 38,282 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY increased its stake in shares of United Community Financial by 8.6% during the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 34,732 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 2,754 shares during the period. Strs Ohio increased its stake in shares of United Community Financial by 2.8% during the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 81,700 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $678,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the period. Cigna Investments Inc. New purchased a new position in shares of United Community Financial during the second quarter valued at $137,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of United Community Financial by 31.6% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 93,600 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $778,000 after buying an additional 22,500 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.63% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. BidaskClub lowered United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Boenning Scattergood lowered United Community Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered United Community Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. United Community Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.33.

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About United Community Financial

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.

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