Analyst Ratings for Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC ADR (RBS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC ADR (NYSE:RBS) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. RBS had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

21 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave RBS a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 2 issued an underweight rating, and 5 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for RBS. The most optimistic price target was 7.81, which equates to a potential upside of 18.15 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 4.7, implying potential capital losses of -28.9 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 3.85 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.93 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 17.5 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

RBS has a 52-week high of 7.06 and a 52-week low of 4.18. Currently the stock is 58.13 percent higher than its low, and 6.37 percent lower than its 52-week high. RBS has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RBS value stock report compares RBS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $39.15 billion. RBS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.