UBS Group Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (UBS)

UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 1,884 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 756% compared to the typical volume of 220 put options.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in UBS Group during the second quarter valued at $444,000. TRUE Private Wealth Advisors acquired a new stake in UBS Group during the third quarter valued at $107,000. Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new stake in UBS Group during the third quarter valued at $172,000. BB&T Corp acquired a new stake in UBS Group during the second quarter valued at $203,000. Finally, Stephens Inc. AR acquired a new stake in UBS Group during the second quarter valued at $231,000. Institutional investors own 32.08% of the company’s stock.

UBS stock opened at $14.09 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $54.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.17 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.62. UBS Group has a one year low of $13.01 and a one year high of $20.89.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on UBS shares. Societe Generale raised shares of UBS Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UBS Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 6th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of UBS Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.00.

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About UBS Group

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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