Shares of UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company.

UBS has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Societe Generale upgraded UBS Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded UBS Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded UBS Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 4th.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its holdings in shares of UBS Group by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 159,614,601 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,448,489,000 after acquiring an additional 3,350,959 shares during the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of UBS Group by 3.4% in the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 48,054,057 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $755,890,000 after acquiring an additional 1,590,059 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its holdings in shares of UBS Group by 8.5% in the 3rd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 40,042,751 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $635,403,000 after acquiring an additional 3,136,535 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its holdings in shares of UBS Group by 4.4% in the 3rd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 36,742,028 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $579,181,000 after acquiring an additional 1,544,547 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in UBS Group by 38.8% during the 3rd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 12,346,812 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $194,216,000 after purchasing an additional 3,450,053 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 32.08% of the company’s stock.

UBS stock traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $14.00. 1,691,417 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,485,298. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.62. UBS Group has a 12-month low of $13.01 and a 12-month high of $20.89. The company has a market capitalization of $55.66 billion, a PE ratio of 10.54 and a beta of 1.31.

UBS Group Company Profile

UBS Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial advice and solutions worldwide. It operates through five divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management, and Investment Bank. The Wealth Management division offers advisory and financial services to wealthy private clients.

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