Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact UBS Group (UBS) Stock Price

Headlines about UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) have been trending positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. UBS Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.9495364675992 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on UBS shares. Bank of America raised shares of UBS Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. TheStreet raised shares of UBS Group from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UBS Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Societe Generale reissued a “hold” rating on shares of UBS Group in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of UBS Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.00.

UBS Group (NYSE:UBS) traded down $0.53 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $20.14. 3,553,838 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,667,882. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.72, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21. UBS Group has a 12 month low of $15.10 and a 12 month high of $20.89. The company has a market cap of $77,601.37, a price-to-earnings ratio of 69.45 and a beta of 1.28.

UBS Group announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Monday, January 22nd that permits the company to repurchase outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the bank to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s board 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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