Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc. reduced its holdings in United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) by 21.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 27,740 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 7,445 shares during the quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.06% of United Community Financial Corp. worth $231,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of UCFC. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in shares of United Community Financial Corp. in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $103,000. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new stake in shares of United Community Financial Corp. in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $137,000. Cigna Investments Inc. New acquired a new stake in shares of United Community Financial Corp. in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $137,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in shares of United Community Financial Corp. by 12.2% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 19,357 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 2,107 shares during the period. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of United Community Financial Corp. in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $171,000. 58.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, CFO Timothy Esson sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.30, for a total transaction of $32,550.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 57,192 shares in the company, valued at $531,885.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, General Counsel Jude J. Nohra sold 22,260 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.15, for a total value of $203,679.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 86,431 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $790,843.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 81,108 shares of company stock valued at $745,984. Insiders own 3.56% of the company’s stock.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) traded up 0.81% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.93. The stock had a trading volume of 75,607 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $9.36 and a 200-day moving average of $8.75. United Community Financial Corp. has a 12-month low of $7.02 and a 12-month high of $10.00. The stock has a market cap of $493.90 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.87 and a beta of 0.51.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $27.58 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.20 million. United Community Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 8.90% and a net margin of 18.95%. On average, analysts anticipate that United Community Financial Corp. will post $0.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a report on Friday, July 21st. Boenning Scattergood set a $10.00 price target on United Community Financial Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, ValuEngine cut United Community Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. United Community Financial Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.33.

United Community Financial Corp. Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC)

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