Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and eight have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

A number of research firms have recently commented on RBS. ValuEngine cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. Investec raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 18th. Societe Generale raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 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. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 12th.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. HPM Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group by 45.7% during the second quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 40,245 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $274,000 after buying an additional 12,624 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group by 653.3% during the first quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 621,393 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,598,000 after buying an additional 538,909 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group by 5.3% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 4,061,889 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $30,058,000 after buying an additional 203,114 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group by 15.6% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 902,609 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $6,138,000 after buying an additional 121,593 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Suntrust Banks Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group during the first quarter valued at $173,000. 0.58% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NYSE RBS opened at $6.76 on Friday. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a 12 month low of $6.13 and a 12 month high of $8.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $40.99 billion, a PE ratio of 10.40 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.16.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NYSE:RBS) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 3rd. The financial services provider reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by ($0.04). Royal Bank of Scotland Group had a return on equity of 7.04% and a net margin of 11.77%. The company had revenue of $4.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.27 billion. equities analysts anticipate that Royal Bank of Scotland Group will post 0.76 earnings per share for the current year.

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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