Flinton Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) by 9.3% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 23,344 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,984 shares during the quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in UBS Group were worth $288,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of UBS. Dodge & Cox bought a new stake in shares of UBS Group during the 3rd quarter valued at $1,666,752,000. Capital World Investors bought a new stake in shares of UBS Group during the 3rd quarter valued at $331,056,000. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its position in shares of UBS Group by 10.9% during the 3rd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 78,225,457 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,235,716,000 after acquiring an additional 7,711,053 shares during the last quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new stake in shares of UBS Group during the 4th quarter valued at $75,150,000. Finally, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board raised its position in shares of UBS Group by 61.7% during the 4th quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 14,596,612 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $181,147,000 after acquiring an additional 5,568,387 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 34.73% of the company’s stock.

In other news, major shareholder Group Ag Ubs sold 94,595 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.87, for a total value of $1,122,842.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several brokerages have commented on UBS. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of UBS Group in a research report on Thursday, February 21st. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Societe Generale lowered shares of UBS Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UBS Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 5th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of UBS Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. UBS Group presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

Shares of UBS stock opened at $12.23 on Friday. UBS Group AG has a 12-month low of $11.60 and a 12-month high of $18.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $47.22 billion, a PE ratio of 8.67 and a beta of 1.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.54, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 0.92.

UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.11). UBS Group had a net margin of 12.55% and a return on equity of 9.80%. The firm had revenue of $6.97 billion during the quarter. Equities analysts expect that UBS Group AG will post 1.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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UBS Group 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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