United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) Sentiment Increased, Because

April 17, 2018 - By Marry Poplack

Sentiment for United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK)

United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) institutional sentiment increased to 2.26 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.72, from 1.54 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 79 investment professionals opened new or increased stock positions, while 35 decreased and sold stakes in United Financial Bancorp Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now own: 32.20 million shares, down from 32.31 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding United Financial Bancorp Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 12 Reduced: 23 Increased: 56 New Position: 23.

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. operates as the financial holding firm for United Bank that provides retail, commercial, and consumer banking services to individuals, families, and businesses. The company has market cap of $834.93 million. The firm accepts interest-bearing checking, non-interest-bearing checking, regular savings, money market savings, and time deposits. It has a 15.47 P/E ratio. The Company’s lending activities include commercial, commercial real estate, residential and commercial construction, fixed rate, and other consumer loans, as well as residential real estate loans collateralized by one-to-four family residences, and home equity lines of credit.

The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $16.55. About 41,882 shares traded. United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) has declined 1.88% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.43% the S&P500.

Mendon Capital Advisors Corp holds 1.38% of its portfolio in United Financial Bancorp, Inc. for 822,965 shares. Ironwood Investment Management Llc owns 46,607 shares or 0.59% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has 0.58% invested in the company for 380,881 shares. The Illinois-based Banc Funds Co Llc has invested 0.51% in the stock. Maltese Capital Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 365,000 shares.#img1#

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 17% of United Financial Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating United Financial Bancorp, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $18.0 while the high is $20.0. The stock’s average target of $18.70 is 12.99% above today’s ($16.55) share price. UBNK was included in 8 notes of analysts from January 24, 2018. The rating was maintained by Hovde Group with “Hold” on Thursday, January 25. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, January 24. The stock of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 26. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, March 7, the company rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Thursday, March 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Wood to “Market Perform”. As per Wednesday, January 24, the company rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill.

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) Ratings Chart

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