UBS Group AG (UBS) Is Now En Route to Higher Prices

UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) is 9.98% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $7.25 and a high of $15.25 in the current 52-week trading range. The UBS stock was last observed hovering at around $15.10 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.44% off its average median price target of $16.28 for the next 12 months. It is also 13.47% off the consensus price target high of $17.96 offered by 19 analysts, but current levels are -28.01% lower than the price target low of $12.14 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $15.54, the stock is 9.57% and 12.97% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.61 million and changing 2.91% at the moment leaves the stock 33.14% off its SMA200. UBS registered 22.24% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 34.85%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $14.30 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $12.59.

The stock witnessed a 7.39% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 33.93%, and is 10.53% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.80% over the week and 1.37% over the month.

UBS Group AG (UBS) has around 71230 employees, a market worth around $60.07B and $11.10B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 10.22 and Fwd P/E is 11.37. Profit margin for the company is 50.80%. Distance from 52-week low is 114.24% and 1.90% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (1.10%).

UBS Group AG (UBS) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for UBS Group AG (UBS) is a “Overweight”. 19 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.50, where 8 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 9 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 1 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

UBS Group AG quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.The EPS is expected to shrink by -2.80% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 13.30% year-over-year.

UBS Group AG (UBS) Top Institutional Holders

801 institutions hold shares in UBS Group AG (UBS), with 1.83M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.05% while institutional investors hold 48.89% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 3.59B, and float is at 3.26B with Short Float at 0.31%. Institutions hold 48.86% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Norges Bank Investment Management with over 143.81 million shares valued at $1.81 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 3.73% of the UBS Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Massachusetts Financial Services Co. with 139.54 million shares valued at $1.56 billion to account for 3.62% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are UBS Group AG which holds 124.93 million shares representing 3.24% and valued at over $1.39 billion, while Credit Suisse Ag/ holds 3.12% of the shares totaling 120.22 million with a market value of $1.34 billion.

UBS Group AG (UBS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by UBS Group AG, the company’s 10% Owner. SEC filings show that UBS Group AG sold 615 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 25 at a price of $9.64 per share for a total of $5932.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.0 shares.

UBS Group AG disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 25 that UBS Group AG (10% Owner) sold a total of 501 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 25 and was made at $8.93 per share for $4475.0. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.0 shares of the UBS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 24, UBS Group AG (10% Owner) disposed off 217,253 shares at an average price of $8.86 for $1.93 million. The insider now directly holds 615 shares of UBS Group AG (UBS).

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UBS Group AG (UBS): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Credicorp Ltd. (BAP) that is trading -21.93% down over the past 12 months. First Foundation Inc. (FFWM) is 26.78% up on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -66.5% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 16.7 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 3.15.

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