United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The savings and loans company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.02, Fidelity Earnings reports. United Community Financial had a net margin of 27.17% and a return on equity of 12.36%. The firm had revenue of $28.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.00 million.
Shares of NASDAQ UCFC opened at $11.76 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29. United Community Financial has a 52 week low of $8.80 and a 52 week high of $12.81. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $11.41 and its 200 day moving average is $10.65. The company has a market cap of $555.22 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.52 and a beta of 0.52.
Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of United Community Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Community Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 26th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.
In related news, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 5,000 shares of United Community Financial stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.25, for a total value of $56,250.00. Following the sale, the general counsel now owns 28,630 shares in the company, valued at $322,087.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 9,383 shares of United Community Financial stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.55, for a total transaction of $108,373.65. Following the completion of the sale, the general counsel now owns 14,247 shares in the company, valued at approximately $164,552.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
About United Community Financial
United Community Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Home Savings Bank that provides consumer and business banking services. The company offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, regular savings accounts, money market accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit.
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