Union Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:UNB) shares hit a new 52-week low during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $43.00 and last traded at $45.36, with a volume of 4164 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $46.88.
Separately, Brean Capital upgraded shares of Union Bankshares to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, October 18th.
The firm has a market capitalization of $212.57 million, a P/E ratio of 21.54 and a beta of 0.55.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 8th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 29th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 26th.
A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in Union Bankshares by 18.7% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,624 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $336,000 after acquiring an additional 1,042 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in Union Bankshares by 27.1% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,500 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $390,000 after acquiring an additional 1,600 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Union Bankshares by 39.3% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 12,400 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $644,000 after purchasing an additional 3,500 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of Union Bankshares by 5.3% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 182,762 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $9,485,000 after purchasing an additional 9,205 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 15.86% of the company’s stock.
About Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UNB)
Union Bankshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Union Bank that provides retail, commercial, and municipal banking services in northern Vermont and New Hampshire. It offers retail depository services, such as personal checking, savings, money market, IRA/SEP/KEOGH, health savings, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.
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