UBS AG (UBS): Today's Featured Banking Winner

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UBS ( UBS) pushed the Banking industry higher today making it today's featured banking winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, UBS rose $1.01 (6.0%) to $17.79 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 6,826,936 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,136,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $17.71-$18.00 after having opened the day at $17.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.78. Other companies within the Banking industry that increased today were: WVS Financial ( WVFC), up 6.8%, Trico ( TCBK), up 6.7%, Southwest Georgia Financial Corporation ( SGB), up 5.2% and Deutsche Bank ( DB), up 5.0%.
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UBS AG, a financial services firm, provides wealth management, asset management, and investment banking products and services worldwide. Its Wealth Management division provides financial services to high net worth individuals worldwide. UBS has a market cap of $61.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the negative front, Independent Bank Corp (Ionia MI ( IBCP), down 7.3%, First ( FBMS), down 6.8%, National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 6.2% and Glen Burnie Bancorp ( GLBZ), down 6.1%.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the banking industry could consider KBW Bank ETF ( KBE) while those bearish on the banking industry could consider ProShares Short KBW Regional Bankng ( KRS).

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