United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) Sentiment Change Report

June 9, 2017 - By Michael Collier

 United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) Sentiment Change Report

Sentiment for United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK)

United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) institutional sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.31, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. The ratio has increased, as 52 active investment managers started new and increased holdings, while 39 reduced and sold their holdings in United Financial Bancorp Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 31.81 million shares, down from 31.95 million shares in 2016Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding United Financial Bancorp Inc in their top 10 holdings increased from 2 to 3 for an increase of 1. Sold All: 7 Reduced: 32 Increased: 38 New Position: 14.

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The company has market cap of $901.02 million. The Company, through its subsidiary United Bank and various subsidiaries, delivers financial services to individuals, families and businesses in Connecticut and Massachusetts, including retail, commercial and consumer banking, as well as financial advisory services. It has a 16.94 P/E ratio. The Company’s activities include the delivery of loan and deposit products to customers.

About 49,279 shares traded. United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) has risen 27.96% since June 9, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.26% the S&P500.

Wall Street await United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) to release earnings on July, 18. Analysts forecast EPS of $0.26, up exactly $0.08 or 44.44 % from 2014’s $0.18 EPS. The expected UBNK’s profit could reach $13.56 million giving the stock 16.64 P/E in the case that $0.26 earnings per share is reported. After posting $0.27 EPS for the previous quarter, United Financial Bancorp Inc’s analysts now forecast -3.70 % negative EPS growth.

Clover Partners L.P. holds 8.72% of its portfolio in United Financial Bancorp Inc for 892,533 shares. Pl Capital Advisors Llc owns 1.00 million shares or 4.85% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp has 2.19% invested in the company for 1.17 million shares. The New York-based Maltese Capital Management Llc has invested 0.97% in the stock. Clean Yield Group, a Vermont-based fund reported 100,165 shares.#img1#

United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of United Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating United Financial, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $12 while the high is $15. The stock’s average target of $13.50 is -21.88% below today’s ($17.28) share price. UBNK was included in 5 notes of analysts from November 16, 2015. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 28 with “Sector Perform”. The stock of United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 19. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Thursday, October 20 by Hovde Group. The stock of United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) earned “Neutral” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, April 21. Hovde Group initiated United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) rating on Monday, November 16. Hovde Group has “Outperform” rating and $15 target.

More important recent United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (UBNK) Announces Dates for Q4 2016 Earnings …” on January 03, 2017, also Courant.com published article titled: “Downtown Hartford To Get Boost From United Bank Headquarters Move”, Courant.com published: “United Bank Will Open Downtown Hartford Branch” on May 08, 2017. More interesting news about United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) was released by: Courant.com and their article: “United Financial Bancorp Sees Profits Soar To Record Levels” with publication date: January 24, 2017.

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