This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. Ranked As Top-Performing Public Company

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Financial Bancorp, Inc., (NASDAQ Global Select Market: UBNK) the parent company of United Bank, has been identified as one of the Bank & Thrift Sm-All Stars by Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP on its annual list of top performers across the country.

United is one of only four Massachusetts banks to achieve Sm-All Star status. United Bank is also one of only three returning institutions from the analysts' 2010 list.

Sandler O'Neill & Partners evaluates the performance of banks and thrifts with between $50 million and $2 billion in market capitalization on performance in eight variables, including growth trends in earnings per share and loans and deposits, along with return on average equity and measures of asset quality and capital strength.

Sandler included all 486 publicly traded banks and thrifts with a market capitalization of less than $2 billion in its evaluation, and identified just 25 institutions that "stand out from the pack," including UBNK.

According to a report in American Banker, the median return on average equity in the All Stars group was 10.3%, compared with 4.4% for peers, and the median earnings per share growth was 35.7%, versus 18% for the peer group.

"Earning Sandler's Sm-All Stars designation as one of the country's top-performing banks in 2010 and again in 2011 reinforces the message that we are a strong, well-capitalized financial institution with profitable business lines and solid credit quality," said Richard B. Collins, United's president and CEO.

Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP is an investment banking firm and broker-dealer focused on the financial services sector. The firm's Sm-All Stars list has been compiled annually since 2004. The intention, according to the report's authors as quoted in American Banker, is to "provide investors with a narrow list from which to uncover the next crop of leading mid-cap banks and thrifts and, most important, expose them before they are discovered by the rest of the world."

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $95.18 1.64%
FB $117.43 -0.96%
GOOG $692.36 -0.84%
TSLA $232.32 -3.92%
YHOO $36.01 -1.42%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,750.91 -140.25 -0.78%
S&P 500 2,063.37 -18.06 -0.87%
NASDAQ 4,763.2240 -54.37 -1.13%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs