Why Is Credit Suisse (CS) Stock Down 57% Today?


  • Credit Suisse (CS) stock is sliding alongside news of a takeover.
  • UBS (UBS) is spending $3.2 billion to acquire the company.
  • UBS intends to wind down Credit Suisse’s investment banking business.
CS Stock - Why Is Credit Suisse (CS) Stock Down 57% Today?

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Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) stock is falling hard on Monday after UBS (NYSE:UBSagreed to buy the rival in a massive takeover offer.

UBS has agreed to take over Credit Suisse in a $3.2 billion deal. The company notes that its first actions after taking control of the troubled bank will be winding down Credit Suisse’s investment banking business.

Overall, analysts seem to believe that UBS acquiring Credit Suisse is a positive move for both companies. It prevents major damage to the Swiss market as well as Europe in general. However, there’s still plenty of trouble in the banking sector for investors to watch out for.

What’s Behind the CS Stock News?

The fall of Credit Suisse follows a banking crisis that was kicked off by SVB Financial’s (NASDAQ:SIVB) Silicon Valley Bank. The crash of this bank caused a domino effect that spread to several other regional banks as well as into Europe.

Waves from the failure of SVB Financial are continuing to affect other banks. The sector will likely continue to struggle as investors come to terms with the effects on the market. That means traders can expect more volatility from bank stocks in the near term.

CS stock is down 56.7% as of Monday morning.

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