Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) Stock Price

News stories about Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6278826348954 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

UVSP has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania in a report on Thursday, July 27th.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ UVSP) traded up 0.35% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $28.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 115,583 shares. The company has a market cap of $769.26 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.01 and a beta of 0.69. The company’s 50-day moving average is $29.95 and its 200 day moving average is $28.63. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania has a one year low of $22.24 and a one year high of $31.50.

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania had a return on equity of 8.04% and a net margin of 13.95%. The firm had revenue of $51.31 million during the quarter. On average, analysts predict that Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania will post $1.77 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director Michael L. Turner sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.80, for a total value of $59,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 3.62% of the company’s stock.

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Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania Company Profile

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania is the bank holding company of Univest Bank and Trust Co (the Bank). The Bank is a Pennsylvania state-chartered bank and trust company. The Company’s business segments include Banking, Wealth Management and Insurance. The Banking segment provides financial services, such as deposit taking, loan origination and servicing, mortgage banking, other general banking services and equipment lease financing.

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