News articles about United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Community Banks earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8430521727476 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of United Community Banks from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. BidaskClub raised shares of United Community Banks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United Community Banks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of United Community Banks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. United Community Banks presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.00.
United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI) opened at $31.22 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $2,510.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.30 and a beta of 0.91. United Community Banks has a 52-week low of $24.47 and a 52-week high of $32.71. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.54%. This is a positive change from United Community Banks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. United Community Banks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.57%.
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About United Community Banks
United Community Banks, Inc (United) is a bank holding company. United conducts its operations through a community-focused operating model of separate community banks, which, as of December 31, 2016, operated at 139 locations throughout the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia, and Gainesville, Georgia metropolitan statistical areas, upstate and coastal South Carolina, north and coastal Georgia, western North Carolina, and east Tennessee.
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