UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. Investors acquired 1,369 call options on the company. This is an increase of 1,775% compared to the average volume of 73 call options.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Neuberger Berman Group LLC lifted its position in shares of UBS AG by 4.1% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 516,883 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $8,865,000 after acquiring an additional 20,225 shares in the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of UBS AG by 5.2% in the third quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 296,000 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,063,000 after acquiring an additional 14,733 shares in the last quarter. Capital Bank & Trust Co lifted its position in shares of UBS AG by 3.4% in the third quarter. Capital Bank & Trust Co now owns 1,806,084 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $30,895,000 after acquiring an additional 60,124 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC lifted its position in shares of UBS AG by 86.3% in the third quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 130,847 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,244,000 after acquiring an additional 60,597 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Glovista Investments LLC purchased a new position in shares of UBS AG in the third quarter valued at approximately $403,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 32.59% of the company’s stock.

UBS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised UBS AG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, September 1st. Bank of America Corporation upgraded UBS AG from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. ValuEngine downgraded UBS AG from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded UBS AG from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, BNP Paribas initiated coverage on UBS AG in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.00.

UBS AG (NYSE UBS) opened at $17.20 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $66,250.00 and a P/E ratio of 15.00. UBS AG has a 1 year low of $15.10 and a 1 year high of $18.31. 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 AG 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.

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