United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) shares dropped 3.6% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $6.51 and last traded at $6.51, with a volume of 59,851 shares. The stock had previously closed at $6.75.

UCFC has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United Community Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 price target for the company in a research note on Saturday, July 23rd. Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price objective on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a report on Saturday, June 25th. Raymond James Financial Inc. raised United Community Financial Corp. to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, KLR Group reaffirmed an “accumulate” rating on shares of United Community Financial Corp. in a report on Thursday, May 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.50.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $6.50 and its 200-day moving average is $6.05. The company has a market capitalization of $304.57 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.19.

United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:UCFC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. On average, equities research analysts expect that United Community Financial Corp. will post $0.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 1st were given a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 28th. This is an increase from United Community Financial Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.83%.

In other United Community Financial Corp. news, CEO Gary M. Small sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.94, for a total transaction of $59,400.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 121,274 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $720,367.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

United Community Financial Corp. is a unitary thrift holding company for The Home Savings and Loan Company of Youngstown, Ohio (the Bank). The Bank operates through banking services segment. The Bank conducts its business through over 30 retail banking offices and loan production centers located throughout Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

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