UBS AG (NYSE:UBS) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company.

A number of research firms have recently commented on UBS. ValuEngine downgraded UBS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded UBS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, September 18th. Instinet downgraded UBS from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Sunday, October 1st. TheStreet upgraded UBS from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Societe Generale restated a “hold” rating on shares of UBS in a report on Monday, October 30th.

Shares of UBS (NYSE UBS) traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $18.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,326,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,028,678. 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 12-month low of $15.10 and a 12-month high of $18.31. The firm has a market cap of $68,925.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 1.22.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of UBS. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc purchased a new stake in UBS during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $118,000. Fiduciary Trust Co. purchased a new stake in UBS during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $136,000. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. purchased a new stake in UBS during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $173,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its holdings in UBS by 36.7% during the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 10,468 shares of the bank’s stock worth $178,000 after purchasing an additional 2,809 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MAI Capital Management acquired a new position in shares of UBS in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $197,000. Institutional investors own 32.00% of the company’s stock.

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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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