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Are Things Looking Up For United Community Banks Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI)?

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for United Community Banks Inc. (UCBI) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.73, or -3.12%, to $22.68. The United Community Banks Inc. has recorded 24,535 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted United Community Banks, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividends on Common and Preferred Stock.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Banks – Regional industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $23.41 and fluctuated between $24.17 as its day high and $22.99 as its day low. The current market capitalization of United Community Banks Inc. is $2.77B. A total of 0.61 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 783.40K shares.

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, UCBI has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 2,530 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 35 BUYs and 34 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 160,411 shares during that period but sold 47,408.

In the most recent transaction, BRADSHAW RICHARD sold 649 shares of UCBI for 38.52 per share on Nov 01. After the transaction, the EVP, CHIEF BANKING OFFICER now owns 69,514 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 16, DANIELS KENNETH L bought 500 shares at 28.20 per share. UCBI shares that Director owns now total 13,299.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. United Community Banks Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.92, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.93%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.98. UCBI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/14/2023 when it declared a $0.23 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/5/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/5/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/14/2023. The UCBI stock dividend was $0.23 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for UCBI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $31.93 with high estimates of $35.50 and low estimates of $29.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, UCBI has a high of $39.50 and a low of $20.37.

As of this writing, UCBI has an earnings estimate of $0.65 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.69 per share and a lower estimate of $0.62. The company reported an EPS of $0.75 in the last quarter, which was -9.60% lower than expectations of $0.83.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $25.83, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.22B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for UCBI is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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