Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) have trended positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Royal Bank of Scotland Group earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0187896133851 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

RBS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Macquarie downgraded shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. BNP Paribas raised shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Bank of America cut shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.25.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) opened at $8.33 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a 1 year low of $5.59 and a 1 year high of $8.74. The firm has a market cap of $50,191.35, a P/E ratio of 11.04 and a beta of 1.13.

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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Company Profile

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) is a banking and financial services company. The Company provides a range of products and services to personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers, through its subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest), as well as through other brands, including Ulster Bank and Coutts.

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