UBS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. NYSE to House LIBOR from 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2013
    NYSE Euronext announced that it has been appointed to administer the benchmark interest rate for short-term unsecured loans, ...
  2. Another Divestiture by Mack-Cali - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Mack-Cali recently disposed a commercial office property in Connecticut and reaped about $16.5 million, which it aims to ...
  3. S&P Downgrades European Banks - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services downgraded its long-term counterparty credit ratings on Barclays , Deutsche Bank and ...
  4. EU Slams CDS Collusion Charge on Banks - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Investment banks' hold over the derivatives market has come under regulatory scrutiny as the EU accused 13 large global banks ...
  5. Banks Down-Under Looking Up - Analyst Blog

    July 1, 2013
    The banking sector was historically the darling of investors, with stocks offering steady income and high secured yields ...
  6. Kohlberg Kravis to Acquire PRA - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has recently forayed into the contract research business through an agreement to buy clinical research ...
  7. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  8. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 25, 2013
    Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  9. Banks Sued over LIBOR Manipulations - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    At the time when several  banks are already facing regulatory probes for involvement in manipulating LIBOR rates, a  N.Y.-based ...
  10. Cullen/Frost Prices Preferred Stock - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    On Tuesday, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR) announced the pricing of a public offering of non-cumulative perpetual preferred ...
  11. RBC Gets Regulatory Nod - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Last week, Royal Bank of Canada (RY) - also known as RBC - got permission from Canada's Competition Bureau for the acquisition ...
  12. Mack-Cali Beats Estimate - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Real estate investment trust (REIT) Mack-Cali Realty Corp. (CLI) reported fourth quarter 2012 FFO (funds from operations) ...
  13. Credit Suisse Reports Strong 4Q - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Credit Suisse Group (CS) reported fourth quarter net income attributable to shareholders of CHF 816 million ($894.8 million) ...
  14. Barclays to Slash 275 Jobs in NYC - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Barclays Investment Bank - a division of Barclays PLC (BCS) - is set to eliminate nearly 275 jobs in New York City. These ...
  15. Barclays Raises Provisions - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    London-based Barclays PLC (BCS) has kept aside an additional £1.0 billion ($1.6 billion) to meet the litigation expenditure ...
  16. UBS AG Reports Loss, Again - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    UBS AG (UBS) reported fourth quarter net loss attributable to shareholders of CHF 1.9 billion ($2.0 billion) or CHF 0.50 ...
  17. Itau Unibanco Reports Strong 4Q - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Brazil's Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. (ITUB) reported fourth-quarter 2012 recurring earnings of R$3.5 billion ($1.7 billion), ...
  18. Mitsubishi UFJ Disappoints Again - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Last week, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (MTU) reported net income of ¥532.5 billion ($6.7 billion) for nine months ...
  19. RBC Boosts Auto Financing Business - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    In a bid to boost its present consumer and commercial auto financing business, Royal Bank of Canada (RY) announced the acquisition ...
  20. HSBC Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    On Feb 1, 2013, we uplifted our long-term recommendation on HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) to 'Neutral' from 'Underperform' based ...
  21. Deutsche Bank Reports Huge Loss - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank AG (DB) reported its highest quarterly loss in almost four years. The loss per share ...
  22. China Permits Five QFIIs to Trade - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    China has allowed five foreign banks to participate in the trading of its stock-index futures. These banks are the first ...
  23. Morgan Stanley to Cut Jobs in Asia - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Morgan Stanley (MS) has announced its plans to reduce its Asian workforce by 15%. As per Bloomberg, the company plans to ...
  24. DRE Prices 36M Stock Offering - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Duke Realty Corp. (DRE) has priced a public offering of 36 million common shares at $14.25 per share. The move comes as part ...
  25. Morgan Stanley to Cut 1,600 Jobs - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    On Wednesday, Morgan Stanley (MS) became the latest Wall Street biggie to announce job cuts. Starting this week, it is planning ...
  26. Banks Continue Battling Legal Issues - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Last week, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, filed a lawsuit against Citigroup Inc. C) and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc ...
  27. BofA in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Last week, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, filed a lawsuit against Bank of America Corporation (BAC), for misrepresentation ...
  28. Swiss Banks to Charge for Deposits - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    The largest Swiss banks, including Credit Suisse Group (CS) and UBS AG (UBS), have decided to charge fees and pay negative ...
  29. More Layoffs at Citi, Bonus Cut - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    Citigroup Inc. C) is contemplating laying off 150 employees coupled with a 10% trim of bonuses in its trading and investment-banking ...
  30. Prudential Issues $500M Junior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 29, 2012
    On Wednesday, Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) issued long-term junior subordinated notes worth $500 million. The issue was ...
  31. Morgan Stanley in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    November 26, 2012
    Last week, German lender DZ Bank AG filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley (MS), for misrepresentation of documents while ...
  32. More Layoffs from Citi - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    Citigroup Inc. C) is on course to slash 300 jobs in sales and trading operations worldwide, according to a report by The ...
  33. E*TRADE to Shut UK Biz - Analyst Blog

    November 20, 2012
    According to The Wall Street Journal, key U.S. brokerage house - E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC) - has decided to shutter ...
  34. Terex Prices $850M Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    In a bid to finance senior subordinated notes due 2017, Terex Corporation (TEX) has  priced $850 million senior notes in ...
  35. Credit Suisse Announces Layoffs - Analyst Blog

    November 12, 2012
    In an effort to reduce costs and reinforce its balance sheet, Credit Suisse Group (CS) announced 300 job cuts in Switzerland. ...
  36. Citi Confronts Yet Another MBS Suit - Analyst Blog

    November 8, 2012
    Issues arising out of the sale of risky mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are far from over for Citigroup Inc. C). The company ...
  37. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - November 2012 - Industry Outlook

    November 1, 2012
    Just as banks worldwide are focusing more on capital efficiency, most foreign banks have been adopting reconstruction-by-asset-sale ...
  38. Deutsche Bank Posts Profit, Revs Up - Analyst Blog

    October 31, 2012
    Aided by improved performance at its investment bank unit, Deutsche Bank AG's (DB) net income attributable to its shareholders ...
  39. ILFC Announces New Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    To enhance the size as well as terms of its unsecured revolving credit facility, International Lease Finance Corporation ...
  40. Fitch Affirms Ratings of 12 GTUBs - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    Providing great relief to the financial sector, Fitch Ratings has reiterated the long and short term Issuer Default Rating ...
  41. SCHW, AMTD to Shut European Biz - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    According to Reuters, key U.S. brokerage houses - TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (AMTD) and The Charles Schwab Corporation ...
  42. RBS Prices Direct Line Offering - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    In an effort to attract investors, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) has priced the initial public offering (IPO) ...
  43. Julius Baer Announces Job Cuts - Analyst Blog

    September 25, 2012
    As part of its integration process and cost reduction efforts, Julius Baer Group last week announced job cuts at the recently ...
  44. RBS Initiates IPO of Direct Line - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    On Friday, as part of the commitment made to the European Union (EU) regulators, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) ...
  45. Stock Market News for September 12, 2012 - Market News

    September 12, 2012
    Markets added modest gains yesterday as investors were buoyed by a possible favorable outcome of the Fed policy meet and ...
  46. Treasury Puts $18B AIG Stock for Sale - Analyst Blog

    September 11, 2012
    Following American International Group Inc.'s (AIG) decision to buy back shares worth $5.0 billion in the next U.S. Treasury ...
  47. Goldman Lands in New Legal Tussle - Analyst Blog

    September 10, 2012
    On Friday, DZ Bank AG, a German lender, jumped the bandwagon of other German lenders and filed a lawsuit against The Goldman ...
  48. AFG Issues Notes Worth $125M - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    In order to refinance an earlier debt, American Financial Group Inc. (AFG), has issued notes worth $125 million. The notes ...
  49. American Capital's Debt Refinanced - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    On Wednesday, American Capital Ltd. (ACAS) announced the completion of the refinancing of its total recourse debt. The secured ...
  50. FDIC Sues Banks over Risky MBS - Analyst Blog

    August 22, 2012
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has filed three separate lawsuits against major banks over the alleged sale of ...
  51. Stock Market News for August 22, 2012 - Market News

    August 22, 2012
    Markets lost out on their initial gains and the S&P 500 dropped from its four-year high as investors chose to book profits ...
  52. Citi's China Inv-Banking JV Debuts - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    In an effort to explore the thriving economy and a booming capital market in China, Citigroup Inc. C) commenced an investment ...
  53. Treasury to Offload AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    August 6, 2012
    Basking after a good second-quarter performance, late last week American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced that the ...
  54. Profit Falls at UBS AG - Analyst Blog

    July 31, 2012
    Increasing eurozone concerns, stressed market conditions as well as loss associated with the glitches of the Facebook Inc. ...
  55. Stock Market News for July 24, 2012 - Market News

    July 24, 2012
    Possibilities that Spain would have to seek a sovereign bailout and a record jump in the nation's borrowing costs dragged ...
  56. Nasdaq Revises Compensation Plan - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    Acknowledging the grievances of its investors, Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. (NDAQ) decided to increase the compensation for losses ...
  57. Foreign Banks Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 10, 2012
    Foreign banks have been adopting reconstruction-by-asset-sale as the means to reduce leverage and stay afloat. However, the ...
  58. Stock Market News for July 2, 2012 - Market News

    July 2, 2012
    Markets jumped to post record gains on Friday after the European Union summit reached a "breakthrough" deal promising to ...
  59. Moody's Downgrades Major Banks - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Moody's Investor Services has finally announced the much-anticipated credit ratings revisions for major global banks, dealing ...
  60. Stock Market News for June 19, 2012 - Market News

    June 19, 2012
    Favorable results from the Greek elections failed to boost the markets through Monday's session, as concerns over Spain's ...
  61. Stock Market News for June 12, 2012 - Market News

    June 12, 2012
    Investors ignored news of Spain receiving a bailout soon after the morning's rally, and the markets thereafter reversed course ...
  62. Treasury to Sell AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Basking after a good first-quarter performance, yesterday American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the US Treasury ...
  63. The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, ...

    May 3, 2012
    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, UBS AG, Wells Fargo and Accenture plc - Press Releases
  64. ETF Sales Cost Firms Millions - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    ETF Sales Cost Firms Millions - Analyst Blog
  65. Is It Time To Be Bullish On The Dollar?

    March 9, 2012
    Despite the long-term downward trend of the U.S. dollar, the currency has been getting stronger over the last few months.
  66. Wells Fargo Continues To Show Its Quality

    January 19, 2012
    Wells Fargo is emerging as one of the best of the new banking industry, and offers affordable, undervalued stock.
  67. Replace Your Income With Dividend-Paying Investments

    October 13, 2011
    As more and more baby boomers focus on replacing lost income during retirement, the options for dividend-focused investing ...
  68. Here We Go Again – Markets Continue To Move On Governments

    September 27, 2011
    Government actions continue to dominate market moves.
  69. Central Banks Take Another Kick At The Can

    September 21, 2011
    Central banks take another kick at the can.
  70. When Times Are Tough, Should Investors Go Swiss?

    September 15, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  71. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For February 8

    February 7, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for February 8 that you should ...
  72. Bypass The Euro With Switzerland

    May 19, 2010
    As the crisis within the EU countries intensifies, investors may want to put Switzerland on their map.
  73. Momentum Rules

    May 4, 2010
    Momentum off the bottom back in March 2009 has moved and will continue to move the market higher.
  74. Invest To Help Haiti

    January 25, 2010
    You can your portfolio based on companies and regions of the world that give to those in need.
  75. Upticked Off

    January 16, 2009
    Congress' plan to reinstate the uptick rule for short selling gets mixed reviews on Wall Street.
  76. PIPE Dream, Or Nightmare?

    September 2, 2008
    Private investments in public equity offer much needed capital for issuers, but how will they benefit individual investors?
  77. Greenhill The Sane Choice In An Insane Sector

    August 20, 2008
    Investment banking is tanking and job losses are in the thousands. We examine how independent player Greenhill is surviving ...
  78. Deafening Silence From Merck

    July 9, 2008
    Merck stayed silent after a UBS analyst downgraded the stock. More downgrades will follow if the company can't sell its side ...
  79. Five Big Bears Ready To Roar For June 3

    June 3, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bears in the market. This week features software provider Sigma Designs.
  80. Five Big Bears Ready To Roar On May 13

    May 13, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bears in the market. This week features Washington Mutual.
  81. Merrill's Winning Recipe: Bitter Truth With A Dash Of Hope

    April 17, 2008
    Merrill Lynch traded higher despite a $2 billion loss. Wall Street's willing to accept losses as long as there's a recovery ...
  82. Calmer Waters Across The Pond

    April 3, 2008
    If the volatility of U.S. stocks is getting to you, you may find reliability overseas. Unilever and Telefonica are a good ...
  83. Can You Bank On European Banking? (DB, UBS, CS)

    September 14, 2007
    We examine three giants of European investment banking as they attempt to move beyond their borders.
  84. Goldman's Chinese Relations (GS)

    November 21, 2006
    Goldman Sachs is nearing an all-time high of $200 per share, but with strong prospects in emerging markets, GS shares could ...
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