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

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UBS ( UBS) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole was unchanged today. By the end of trading, UBS rose $0.24 (1.3%) to $19.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,309,721 shares of UBS exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2,398,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $19.13-$19.25 after having opened the day at $19.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.01. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were: PowerShares DB Crude Oil Long ETN ( OLO), up 10.1%, Gaming and Leisure Properties ( GLPI), up 9.0%, Credit Suisse ( DGAZ), up 8.8% and UBS E-TRACS CMCI Livestock Total Return ETN ( UBC), up 8.6%.

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 $72.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 20.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates UBS a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates UBS as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins.

On the negative front, PowerShares DB Agriculture Long ETN ( AGF), down 11.0%, iPath Dow Jones-UBS Tin Total Return Sub-In ( JJT), down 9.2%, Credit Suisse ( UGAZ), down 8.8% and ProShares UltraShort Russell MidCap Value ( SJL), down 6.2% , were all laggards within the financial sector with KKR ( KKR) being today's financial sector laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the financial sector could consider Financial Select Sector SPDR ( XLF) while those bearish on the financial sector could consider Proshares Short Financials ( SEF).

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