United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) Shares Purchased by Russell Investments Group Ltd.

Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in United Community Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UCFC) by 15.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 60,480 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,028 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned 0.12% of United Community Financial worth $578,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in United Community Financial by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,270,364 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $28,943,000 after acquiring an additional 50,551 shares in the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its stake in United Community Financial by 23.7% in the first quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 404,522 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $3,784,000 after purchasing an additional 77,500 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in United Community Financial by 64.5% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 365,355 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $3,498,000 after purchasing an additional 143,274 shares during the last quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC increased its stake in United Community Financial by 1.9% in the second quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC now owns 266,227 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $2,548,000 after purchasing an additional 5,081 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in United Community Financial by 18.6% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 215,526 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $2,015,000 after purchasing an additional 33,826 shares during the last quarter. 63.18% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NASDAQ:UCFC traded up $0.11 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $10.85. The stock had a trading volume of 7,269 shares, compared to its average volume of 179,314. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $9.98 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $9.54. United Community Financial Corp has a 12-month low of $8.49 and a 12-month high of $10.98. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. The stock has a market cap of $524.62 million, a P/E ratio of 14.70 and a beta of 0.52.



United Community Financial (NASDAQ:UCFC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by $0.01. United Community Financial had a net margin of 27.00% and a return on equity of 12.25%. The firm had revenue of $28.71 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.63 million. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that United Community Financial Corp will post 0.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

UCFC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 13th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of United Community Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 16th. Finally, Raymond James lowered shares of United Community Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. United Community Financial currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

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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