United Community Financial Corp (UCFC) Holdings Reduced by Foundry Partners LLC

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Foundry Partners LLC decreased its position in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) by 2.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 598,895 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 15,080 shares during the period. Foundry Partners LLC’s holdings in United Community Financial were worth $5,791,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Bank of Montreal Can grew its position in United Community Financial by 1,215.1% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 16,847 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $162,000 after purchasing an additional 15,566 shares during the last quarter. Farmers Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of United Community Financial in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $245,000. Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of United Community Financial by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 690,318 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $7,587,000 after acquiring an additional 12,170 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in shares of United Community Financial by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 317,103 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $3,485,000 after acquiring an additional 10,453 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of United Community Financial by 9.3% in the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 101,024 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,110,000 after acquiring an additional 8,622 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.35% of the company’s stock.

UCFC has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of United Community Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of United Community Financial in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.00.

Shares of NASDAQ:UCFC opened at $9.26 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $478.33 million, a PE ratio of 16.56 and a beta of 0.39. United Community Financial Corp has a twelve month low of $8.66 and a twelve month high of $11.98. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98.

United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 17th. The savings and loans company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19. The company had revenue of $27.77 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.12 million. United Community Financial had a net margin of 24.80% and a return on equity of 11.96%. Equities analysts forecast that United Community Financial Corp will post 0.74 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 26th will be paid a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 25th. United Community Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 49.12%.

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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