News coverage about UBS (NYSE:UBS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. UBS earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.9541984281384 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several research firms recently issued reports on UBS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UBS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, August 25th. TheStreet raised shares of UBS from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Instinet downgraded shares of UBS from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. Societe Generale restated a “hold” rating on shares of UBS in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BNP Paribas initiated coverage on UBS in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.00.

Shares of UBS (UBS) traded up $0.34 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $17.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,456,288 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,562,780. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.46. UBS has a fifty-two week low of $15.10 and a fifty-two week high of $18.31. The company has a market cap of $66,186.59, a PE ratio of 15.07, a PEG ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 1.23.

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About UBS

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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