$0.15 EPS Expected for United Community Financial Corp (UCFC)

September 16, 2017 – By Ellis Scott

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.38 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.16, from 1.54 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 7 investors sold United Community Financial Corp shares while 30 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 30 raised stakes. 28.51 million shares or 1.67% more from 28.04 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
12,115 were accumulated by Products Prtnrs. Legal & General Group Public Limited Company stated it has 14,424 shares. Ejf Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 1.50 million shares or 1% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Com has 0% invested in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC). Hbk Sorce Advisory Lc owns 0.05% invested in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) for 33,397 shares. Strs Ohio has 0% invested in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC). Cullen Cap Limited Com holds 21,365 shares. Guggenheim Cap Lc has 12,976 shares. Wellington Management Grp Llp owns 0.01% invested in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) for 3.09 million shares. Bessemer Group holds 0% or 24,500 shares in its portfolio. Walleye Trading Lc invested 0% in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC). Blackrock Advsr Limited Company holds 25,594 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Renaissance Limited Company invested 0.02% of its portfolio in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC). Martingale Asset Management Ltd Partnership holds 0.01% or 69,209 shares. Hightower Ltd Liability has 0% invested in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) for 11,480 shares.

Since March 31, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $55,584 activity. Esson Timothy sold 4,000 shares worth $33,919.

Analysts await United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) to report earnings on October, 17. They expect $0.15 earnings per share, up 36.36 % or $0.04 from last year’s $0.11 per share. UCFC’s profit will be $7.49M for 15.08 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.16 actual earnings per share reported by United Community Financial Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25 % negative EPS growth. The stock increased 0.33% or $0.03 on September 15, reaching $9.05. About 215,684 shares traded or 352.96% up from the average. United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) has risen 35.59% since September 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.89% the S&P500.

United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering United Comm. Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. United Comm. Financial had 8 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of UCFC in report on Wednesday, July 19 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 19 by Boenning & Scattergood. Wood upgraded it to “Outperform” rating and $6 target in Thursday, October 22 report. On Wednesday, August 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Boenning & Scattergood to “Outperform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Wednesday, July 22. The stock of United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $1000 target in Thursday, June 1 report.

United Community Financial Corp. is financial services holding company. The company has market cap of $451.63 million. The Company’s subsidiaries include The Home Savings and Loan Company of Youngstown, Ohio , HSB Insurance, LLC and HSB Capital, LLC. It has a 22.01 P/E ratio. 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.

More notable recent United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “United Community Financial Corp. to Expand Akron and Canton Ohio Presence with …” on September 08, 2016, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 26 …” published on July 25, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “United Community Financial Corp and Ohio Legacy Corp Merger Shareholder …” on January 17, 2017. More interesting news about United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) were released by: Zacks.com and their article: “3 Reasons to Buy United Community Financial (UCFC) Stock Now” published on September 07, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “United Community Financial Corp. to Present at KBW 2017 Community Bank …” with publication date: July 21, 2017.

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