UBS Group AG lifted its holdings in shares of KB Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:KB) by 78.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 168,856 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 74,233 shares during the quarter. UBS Group AG’s holdings in KB Financial Group were worth $4,590,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of KB Financial Group by 3.7% during the first quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. now owns 44,957 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,222,000 after acquiring an additional 1,594 shares during the last quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in KB Financial Group by 52.7% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 64,349 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,750,000 after buying an additional 22,218 shares during the last quarter. Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in KB Financial Group by 48.8% in the first quarter. Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC now owns 39,458 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,073,000 after buying an additional 12,948 shares during the last quarter. Trinity Street Asset Management LLP increased its holdings in KB Financial Group by 12.7% in the first quarter. Trinity Street Asset Management LLP now owns 1,479,194 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $40,219,000 after buying an additional 167,045 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in KB Financial Group by 8.8% in the fourth quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 20,125 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $824,000 after buying an additional 1,633 shares during the last quarter. 6.38% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

KB has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered KB Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, April 9th. Citigroup raised KB Financial Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered KB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, April 18th.

NYSE:KB opened at $25.87 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.94 billion, a PE ratio of 3.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 0.93. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $26.25 and a 200-day moving average of $33.88. KB Financial Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $20.93 and a 52 week high of $42.90. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47.

KB Financial Group (NYSE:KB) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 23rd. The bank reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $2.53 billion during the quarter. KB Financial Group had a return on equity of 11.38% and a net margin of 18.44%. As a group, analysts predict that KB Financial Group, Inc. will post 5.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

KB Financial Group Company Profile

KB Financial Group Inc, a financial holding company, provides a range of banking and related financial services to consumers and corporations in South Korea and internationally. It operates through Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Other Banking Services, Securities Business, Non-life Insurance Business, Credit Card Business, and Life Insurance Business segments.

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