Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) Director Charles H. Zimmerman acquired 500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $25.50 per share, with a total value of $12,750.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of NASDAQ:UVSP traded down $0.34 on Thursday, hitting $23.50. 1,366 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 73,484. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania has a 12 month low of $22.11 and a 12 month high of $30.15. The company has a market cap of $698.86 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.99 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39.

Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.01. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania had a return on equity of 8.09% and a net margin of 17.57%. The business had revenue of $55.28 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.80 million. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Univest Co. of Pennsylvania will post 1.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 18th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.40%. Univest Co. of Pennsylvania’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 47.62%.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania by 115.2% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 75,089 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,065,000 after purchasing an additional 40,203 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania by 57.8% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 278,467 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $7,658,000 after purchasing an additional 102,009 shares during the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new stake in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania during the third quarter worth $2,021,000. Northern Trust Corp lifted its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania by 2.0% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 409,416 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $11,259,000 after purchasing an additional 7,865 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC lifted its position in shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania by 5.7% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,117,457 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $30,730,000 after purchasing an additional 60,220 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.78% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have commented on UVSP. ValuEngine lowered shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Univest Co. of Pennsylvania from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 4th.

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About Univest Co. of Pennsylvania

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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