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How to buy United Bancorp stock | $13.02

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United Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. United Bancorp shares (UBCP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. United Bancorp employs 112 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$25 million.

How to buy shares in United Bancorp

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for United Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UBCP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until United Bancorp reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$13.02, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of United Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of United Bancorp. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

United Bancorp share price

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United Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Latest market closeUSD$13.02
52-week rangeUSD$7.3922 - USD$14.0736
50-day moving average USD$12.9224
200-day moving average USD$12.0382
Wall St. target priceUSD$16
PE ratio 10.5344
Dividend yield USD$0.57 (4.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.235

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Is it a good time to buy United Bancorp stock?

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United Bancorp price performance over time

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Is United Bancorp under- or over-valued?

Valuing United Bancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of United Bancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

United Bancorp's P/E ratio

United Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, United Bancorp shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

United Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$25 million
Operating margin TTM 30.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$23.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.03%
Return on equity TTM 11.18%
Profit margin 28.35%
Book value $11.706
Market capitalisation USD$77.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting United Bancorp shares

There are currently 2,137 United Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as United Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% down from 2,321 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting United Bancorp shares can be evaluated.

United Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

United Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of United Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of United Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 3749.1228070175). United Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 0.57. In other words for every 100,000 United Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 570 shares are currently held short.

However United Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of United Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable United Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case United Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 United Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0004% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable United Bancorp shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against United Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short United Bancorp stock.

United Bancorp share dividends

45%

Dividend payout ratio: 45.37% of net profits

Recently United Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 45.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), United Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 4.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In United Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.57 per share.

While United Bancorp's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that United Bancorp may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

United Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 18 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have United Bancorp's shares ever split?

United Bancorp's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 29 November 2006. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your United Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for United Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted United Bancorp's share price.

United Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, United Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.3922 up to $14.0736. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while United Bancorp's is 0.4312. This would suggest that United Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

United Bancorp overview

United Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Unified Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services in Ohio. It accepts demand, savings, and time deposits, as well as grants commercial, real estate, and consumer loans. The company also offers brokerage services. As of April 23, 2020, it operated through a network of nineteen banking offices in the Ohio counties of Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Fairfield, Harrison, Jefferson, and Tuscarawas; and a loan production office in Wheeling, West Virginia. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Martins Ferry, Ohio.

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