United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) Shooting Higher to New Recent High

If the $150.73 price target is reached, the company will be worth $248.76 million more. The stock increased 5.09% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $29.72. About 948,254 shares traded. (UCBI) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 14 ..." on December 13, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: "United Community Banks, Inc. It has underperformed by 39.89% the S&P500. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of United Community Banks by 134.3% during the second quarter. Raymond James Financial, Inc. upgraded shares of United Community Banks from an "outperform" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $22.00 to $24.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. The Maltese Capital Management Llc holds 587,000 shares with $16.75 million value, up from 356,000 last quarter. About 14,800 shares traded. $300,993 worth of United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI) has risen 34.83% since January 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.13% the S&P500.

Among 52 analysts covering Apple Inc. (NYSE:WEX) to report earnings on February, 12. UCBI's profit would be $30.10M giving it 18.12 P/E if the $0.41 EPS is correct. The institutional investor held 52,664 shares of the edp services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.11M, up from 1,867 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2017 Q3. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.35%. It also upped Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) stake by 6,014 shares and now owns 6,060 shares. 23 funds opened positions while 25 raised stakes. 167,382 are held by Utd Automobile Association. 970 are owned by Whittier Tru. Focused Wealth Management has 1.53% invested in Apple Inc. Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Liability reported 67,348 shares. Hovde Group downgraded United Community Banks, Inc. (NYSE:WEX) for 204,459 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership invested 0.41% in Apple Inc. Deutsche Natl Bank Ag has invested 0% in Globant S.A. (NYSE:GLOB). (NYSE:WEX). Forward Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in WEX Inc. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems stated it has 29,600 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Champlain Ptnrs Limited Liability Com stated it has 1.67% in WEX Inc. Therefore 58% are positive. (UCBI). The consensus rating is 2.2, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, April 15 by Compass Point. (NYSE:LYV) has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, October 30 by Albert Fried. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 9 by Macquarie Research. The firm has "In-Line" rating given on Monday, November 20 by Evercore. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Sunday, August 6. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 3.

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WEX Inc. provides corporate card payment solutions in North and South America, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. The third largest holder is Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which now holds $93.75 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 4.3% of its market capitalization. It has a 81.23 P/E ratio. The Fleet Solutions segment offers fleet vehicle payment and transaction processing services.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.68 in 2017Q2. 30 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. Gsa Ptnrs Llp has 22,881 shares. Stifel Corp owns 15,823 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. The stock of United Community Banks, Inc. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.41. Tower Research Capital Ltd (Trc) holds 0.02% or 9,007 shares in its portfolio. Quantbot LP has 6,761 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.36 EPS. analysts predict that United Community Banks will post 1.63 EPS for the current fiscal year. $300,993 worth of United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ:UCBI). Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md holds 29,372 shares. Jefferies maintained the shares of LYV in report on Monday, September 11 with "Buy" rating. Zions Bancorporation acquired a new position in United Community Banks during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $115,000. (UCBI) most recent 13F filing, the company has 23 new institutional holders - accounting for 743,807 shares of its common stock. Boston Prtn has 209,499 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in United Community Banks by 8.6% in the third quarter. Therefore 57% are positive. Los Angeles Cap Management And Equity holds 0% of its portfolio in United Community Banks, Inc. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a buy rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of United Community Banks in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. The Company's principal business is conducted by its subsidiary, United Community Bank (the Bank). The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, September 1 with "Hold". The firm earned "Strong Buy" rating on Thursday, July 27 by Raymond James. Finally, ValuEngine lowered United Community Banks from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock has "Buy" rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, November 28. The stock has "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, July 28. The rating was upgraded by FIG Partners on Wednesday, August 16 to "Buy". United Community Banks's dividend payout ratio is now 27.21%. (NASDAQ:UCBI) rating on Tuesday, June 27.

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