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UBS Group AG is a banks—diversified business based in the US. UBS Group shares (UBS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. UBS Group employs 69,931 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$29.6 billion.

How to buy shares in UBS Group

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for UBS Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UBS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until UBS Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$14.44, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of UBS Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of UBS Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

UBS Group share price

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UBS Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$14.44
52-week rangeUSD$7.48 - USD$13.49
50-day moving average USD$11.7217
200-day moving average USD$11.2238
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.27
PE ratio 9.3008
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (3.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.227

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Is it a good time to buy UBS Group stock?

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UBS Group price performance over time

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Is UBS Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing UBS Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of UBS Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

UBS Group's P/E ratio

UBS Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, UBS Group shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

UBS Group's PEG ratio

UBS Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.443. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into UBS Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

UBS Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$29.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.78%
Gross profit TTM USD$28.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.45%
Return on equity TTM 8.34%
Profit margin 15.56%
Book value $15.9
Market capitalisation USD$42.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting UBS Group shares

There are currently 15.4 million UBS Group shares held short by investors – that's known as UBS Group's "short interest". This figure is 8.2% up from 14.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting UBS Group shares can be evaluated.

UBS Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

UBS Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of UBS Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of UBS Group shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). UBS Group's SIR currently stands at 6.08. In other words for every 100,000 UBS Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6080 shares are currently held short.

However UBS Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of UBS Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable UBS Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case UBS Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 UBS Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0049% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable UBS Group shares, roughly 5 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against UBS Group.

Find out more about how you can short UBS Group stock.

UBS Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like UBS Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

UBS Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.02

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and UBS Group's overall score of 27.02 (as at 10/01/2020) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 39th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like UBS Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

UBS Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 3.41/100

UBS Group's environmental score of 3.41 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that UBS Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

UBS Group's social score

Social score: 14.25/100

UBS Group's social score of 14.25 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that UBS Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

UBS Group's governance score

Governance score: 10.36/100

UBS Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that UBS Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

UBS Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. UBS Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that UBS Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

UBS Group AG was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 27.02
Total ESG percentile 39.22
Environmental score 3.41
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 14.25
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 10.36
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

UBS Group share dividends

41%

Dividend payout ratio: 40.75% of net profits

Recently UBS Group has paid out, on average, around 40.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), UBS Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In UBS Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

While UBS Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that UBS Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

UBS Group's most recent dividend payout was on 7 May 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have UBS Group's shares ever split?

UBS Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 July 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your UBS Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for UBS Group shares which in turn could have impacted UBS Group's share price.

UBS Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, UBS Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.48 up to $13.49. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UBS.US volatility(beta: 1.23)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while UBS Group's is 1.2346. This would suggest that UBS Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

UBS Group overview

UBS Group AG, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial advice and solutions to private, institutional and corporate client worldwide. It operates through four divisions: Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management, and Investment Bank. The Global Wealth Management division offers investment advisory and solutions to private clients, and high and ultra high net worth clients. This segment provides corporate and banking, lending, wealth planning, investing, lending, asset protection, and philanthropy services, as well as family office services. The Personal & Corporate Banking division provides financial products and services to private, corporate, and institutional clients. The Asset Management division offers investment products and services comprising equities, fixed income products, hedge funds, real estate and private markets, indexed and alternative beta strategies, and asset allocation and currency investment strategies; customized multi-asset, advisory, and fiduciary services; multi-manager hedge fund solutions and advisory services; and fund corporate governance and white-labeling services. The Investment Bank division provides advisory, debt and equity capital market, and financing solutions; and market lending services for global wealth management, personal and corporate banking, and asset management businesses serving the corporate, institutional, and wealth management clients. This division also offers cash, derivatives, and financing; foreign exchange, precious metals, rates, and credit; and securities research services. The company was formerly known as UBS AG and changed its name to UBS Group AG in December 2014. UBS Group AG was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

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