UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on UBS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised UBS Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Societe Generale reissued a “hold” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Monday, October 30th. TheStreet raised UBS Group from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Bank of America raised UBS Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Instinet lowered UBS Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Sunday, October 1st.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc bought a new stake in shares of UBS Group during the 2nd quarter worth $118,000. Fiduciary Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of UBS Group during the 2nd quarter worth $136,000. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. bought a new stake in shares of UBS Group during the 2nd quarter worth $173,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. lifted its position in shares of UBS Group by 36.7% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 10,468 shares of the bank’s stock worth $178,000 after buying an additional 2,809 shares during the last quarter. Finally, River Road Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of UBS Group during the 3rd quarter worth $225,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 33.95% of the company’s stock.

UBS Group (UBS) traded up $0.29 on Tuesday, hitting $19.59. The stock had a trading volume of 3,400,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,120,000. The firm has a market cap of $74,950.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.14, a P/E/G ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 1.24. UBS Group has a 12 month low of $15.10 and a 12 month high of $19.61. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.46.

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UBS Group Company Profile

UBS Group AG is a holding company and conducts its operations through UBS AG and its subsidiaries. The Company comprises Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. Wealth Management division provides advice and tailored financial services to wealthy private clients around the world, except those served by Wealth Management Americas.

Analyst Recommendations for UBS Group (NYSE:UBS)

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