Taking a look at what insiders are doing to gauge the UBS Group AG (UBS)’s direction


As published in a research note from Credit Suisse on December 09, 2022, UBS Group AG [UBS] has been rated down from an Outperform to a Neutral. Analysts at BofA Securities downgraded the stock from ‘”a Buy”‘ to ‘”a Neutral”‘ outlook in a report released in late July. As of July 18, 2022, Barclays has decreased its “an Equal weight” rating to a “an Underweight” for UBS. Earlier on June 21, 2022, Exane BNP Paribas downgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Neutral” for UBS stock which previously was a “an Outperform”.

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Analyzing UBS Stock Performance

On Thursday, UBS Group AG [NYSE: UBS] rose 2.83% to $19.26. The stock’s lowest price that day was $18.22, but it reached a high of $19.26 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -7.98%. Over the course of the year, UBS Group AG shares have jumped approximately 3.16%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $22.30 on 03/06/23 and a 52-week low of $17.99 on 03/15/23. A 50-day SMA is recorded $21.14, while a 200-day SMA reached $17.74. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 8.11 million shares from 5.45 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for UBS Group AG (UBS)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 18.57, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 17.87. In the upper region, resistance lies at 19.61. The next price resistance is at 19.95. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 35.09 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at -1.56, which suggests the price will decrease in the coming days. Percent R is at 70.52%, indicating bearish price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is UBS Group AG subject to short interest?

Stocks of UBS Group AG saw a sharp steep in short interest on Jan 12, 2023 dropping by 20000.0 shares to 10.02 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Dec 14, 2022 was 10.04 million shares. A decline of -0.2% in short interest reflects a negative sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 5.04 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) decline to 5.04.

Which companies own the most shares of UBS Group AG (UBS)?

According to Dodge & Cox filings, the company currently owns 159,315,717 shares, which is about 4.52% of the total UBS shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have appreciated by 1,711,400 from its previous 13-F filing of 157604317.0 shares. With the completion of the buy transaction, Massachusetts Financial Services’s stake is now worth $2,876,258,284. UBS Switzerland AG reduced a -0.99% interest valued at $2.61 billion while Norges Bank Investment Management sold a -46,904,565 stake. A total of -923,739 shares of UBS Group AG were sold by The Vanguard Group, Inc. during the quarter, and -1,708,049 were sold by Credit Suisse Asset Management. In its current portfolio, Wellington Management Co. LLP holds 47,705,075 shares valued at $1.04 billion.


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