United Financial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:UBNK): Positive Stock Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Paula Hilliard

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 more positive, as 79 institutional investors opened new or increased stock positions, while 35 sold and reduced stakes in United Financial Bancorp Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now have: 32.20 million shares, down from 32.31 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors 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 firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Piper Jaffray. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, January 24. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Wednesday, March 7 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Wednesday, January 24. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) earned “Market Perform” rating by Wood on Thursday, March 8. The stock of United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Hovde Group. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 24 report.

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

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