Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

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News headlines about Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Royal Bank of Scotland Group earned a news impact score of 0.69 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s analysis:

Shares of RBS stock traded up $0.14 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $6.67. 661,939 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 842,399. The company has a market cap of $38.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.26 and a beta of 1.08. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a 1 year low of $5.82 and a 1 year high of $8.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02.

RBS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 18th. UBS Group raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Citigroup raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Finally, Societe Generale raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.50.

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About Royal Bank of Scotland Group

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. It operates through Personal & Business Banking, Commercial & Private Banking, RBS International, and NatWest Markets segments.

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