Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (UVSP) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.7259817991142 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Univest Co. of Pennsylvania stock opened at $27.85 on Thursday. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania has a 52 week low of $26.50 and a 52 week high of $32.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $818.53, a P/E ratio of 16.58 and a beta of 0.56.

Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania had a net margin of 19.84% and a return on equity of 8.35%. The firm had revenue of $50.86 million during the quarter. equities analysts forecast that Univest Co. of Pennsylvania will post 1.85 EPS for the current year.



The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 14th were paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 13th. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania’s dividend payout ratio is 47.62%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on UVSP. ValuEngine cut shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $34.00 price objective on shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $33.33.

In other news, Director Robert C. Wonderling acquired 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $28.00 per share, with a total value of $42,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.82% of the company’s stock.

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Univest Co. of Pennsylvania Company Profile

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania operates as the holding company for Univest Bank and Trust Co that provides various commercial and consumer banking, and trust services to individuals, businesses, municipalities, and nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania. It operates through three segments: Banking, Wealth Management, and Insurance.

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