Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) Share Price

News stories about UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. UBS Group earned a news sentiment score of 1.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the bank an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected UBS Group’s score:

Shares of UBS Group stock traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $11.85. 2,522,568 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,482,880. The business’s 50 day moving average is $11.77. The company has a market capitalization of $45.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.25. UBS Group has a one year low of $11.32 and a one year high of $16.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.62.

UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 25th. The bank reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. UBS Group had a return on equity of 8.57% and a net margin of 12.50%. The company had revenue of $5.71 billion during the quarter. On average, sell-side analysts expect that UBS Group will post 1.22 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on UBS. Zacks Investment Research raised UBS Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered UBS Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th. Finally, FIG Partners lowered UBS Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

About UBS Group

UBS Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial advice and solutions worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management, and Investment Bank. The Global Wealth Management division offers investment advisory and solutions to private clients, and high and ultra high net worth clients.

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