Media headlines about UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) have been trending positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UBS Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.0975632636183 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Early Moves to Watch: UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- UBS Group to be Banned From Sponsoring IPOs in Hong Kong (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hot Stock in the Spotlight – UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
- Focus on Momentum Mover: UBS Group AG (UBS) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- [$$] High housing prices signal a danger of reckoning to come (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of equities analysts recently commented on UBS shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Morgan Stanley restated a “buy” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded UBS Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, January 15th. TheStreet upgraded UBS Group from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded UBS Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.00.
UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, January 21st. The bank reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter. UBS Group had a return on equity of 7.96% and a net margin of 3.16%. The company had revenue of $7.31 billion for the quarter. equities analysts predict that UBS Group will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current year.
UBS Group declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Monday, January 22nd that authorizes the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the bank to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
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About UBS Group
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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