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

UBS ( UBS) pushed the Banking industry lower today making it today's featured Banking laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.2%. By the end of trading, UBS fell $0.28 (-1.6%) to $16.92 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,215,320 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,555,100 shares. The stock ranged in price between $16.80-$17.11 after having opened the day at $16.93 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.20. Other companies within the Banking industry that declined today were: National Bank of Greece ( NBG), down 6.7%, Severn Bancorp ( SVBI), down 6.6%, Farmers Capital Bank Corporation ( FFKT), down 6.4% and Peoples Financial Corporation ( PFBX), down 6.1%.

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 $65.1 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

On the positive front, Carolina Trust Bank ( CART), up 8.9%, First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas ( FFBH), up 8.0%, Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania ( RBPAA), up 6.7% and River Valley Bancorp ( RIVR), up 6.1% , were all gainers within the banking industry with JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) being today's featured banking industry leader.

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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