UBS Group AG (UBS): Why analyst showing interest

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UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -2.35% or -$0.26 shares. The trading starts at $11.07 and closed at $11.08 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $10.76 and day high was $11.07 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 2.73 million while its average volume is 4.34M. In other hand, the UBS market cap reached to $41.96B. While, its current target price is $10.82 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.55% and up 7.23% for month. Its quarterly performance was 35.02% above, while its half year performance is down -11.43%. UBS yearly performance stood at negative -6.31% and fall -12.42% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for UBS Group AG is 1.50.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. UBS EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 1.27. EPS for this year is -2.80%, while for the next year its value is 1.16. Sales growth for the current quarter is 0.80 while its EPS Q/Q reached 43.30%. It has an EPS of 4.60% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 10.67%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on UBS for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 10 of 21 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 2 as Sell, 2 as overweight, 1 as underweight and 6 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 20 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 20, 2 rated it sell, 9 rated it as Buy and 6 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $9.46-$14.12. Average target price for UBS was reached at $12.23.

UBS Group AG, Dodge & Cox Inc and Norges Bank Investment Management are the top three holders in UBS Group AG (UBS) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, UBS Group AG has 161.87 million shares which valued 1.5 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Dodge & Cox Inc owned 145.29 million shares which valued at 1.35 billion. On Dec 30, 2019, Norges Bank Investment Management has a total of 143.81 million shares which valued at 1.81 billion. In the end, Norges Bank Investment Management have 3.73% shares outstanding of UBS Group AG (UBS) on Dec 30, 2019. The insider ownership moved to 0.01% and institutional holding shifted to 47.74%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 1.27. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.37 which is lower than 0.43 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for UBS fall -2.32% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 6.04% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -1.76%. The moving average value for UBS Group AG (UBS) is 11.09 and 10.51 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in UBS stock. On Mar 25, UBS Group AG, 10% Owner, sold 615 trading shares at the cost of $9.64, which valued at 5932.0. On Mar 25, UBS Group AG, 10% Owner, sold 501 shares at the cost of $8.93, with total shares of 0. On Mar 24, UBS Group AG, 10% Owner, sold 217,253 shares at the cost of 8.86. After this transaction, UBS Group AG total shares reached to 615 which valued at 1.93 million.