UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the thirteen analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company.

UBS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered UBS Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Societe Generale reissued a “hold” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Monday, October 30th. Bank of America raised UBS Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. TheStreet raised UBS Group from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Barclays initiated coverage on UBS Group in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. They set an “underweight” rating on the stock.

Shares of UBS Group (UBS) traded down $0.03 on Friday, hitting $19.12. The stock had a trading volume of 1,002,727 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,765,396. The firm has a market capitalization of $77,616.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.98 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.72, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.21. UBS Group has a 52 week low of $15.10 and a 52 week high of $20.89.

UBS Group declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Monday, January 22nd that allows the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the bank to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new position in UBS Group during the second quarter worth about $118,000. BTC Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in UBS Group during the fourth quarter worth about $193,000. Claraphi Advisory Network LLC acquired a new position in UBS Group during the fourth quarter worth about $200,000. River Road Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in UBS Group during the third quarter worth about $225,000. Finally, Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new position in UBS Group during the fourth quarter worth about $230,000. 33.93% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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.

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