United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) 2017 Q4 Sentiment Change

April 17, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Sentiment for United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK)

United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK) institutional sentiment increased to 2.26 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.72, from 1.54 in 2017Q3. The ratio has improved, as 79 investment professionals opened new and increased stock positions, while 35 reduced and sold their positions in United Financial Bancorp Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now possess: 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. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UBNK in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 24 by Sandler O’Neill. The stock of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, January 24. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) rating on Monday, February 26. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Buy” rating and $19.0 target. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Piper Jaffray. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, March 7 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Thursday, March 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by Hovde Group on Thursday, January 25.

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

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