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

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UBS ( UBS) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.8%. By the end of trading, UBS fell $0.36 (-1.9%) to $18.06 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,861,281 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,154,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $17.96-$18.58 after having opened the day at $18.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.42. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: Guaranty Bancorp ( GBNK), down 7.8%, Jacksonville Bancorp ( JAXB), down 7.0%, Credit Suisse ( UWTI), down 6.6% and National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 6.3%.
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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 $69.8 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

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, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in its earnings per share.

On the positive front, MSB Financial Corporation ( MSBF), down 13.0%, Village Bank and Trust Financial Corporatio ( VBFC), down 9.7%, Credit Suisse ( DWTI), down 7.4% and First West Virginia Bancorp ( FWV), down 5.0%.

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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