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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for RBS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 7.81, which equates to a potential upside of 18.15 percent. The minimum price target given was 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 3.85 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

RBS has traded between a high of 7.06 and a low of 4.18 over the past year. Currently the stock is 58.13 percent higher than its low, and 6.37 percent lower than its 52-week high. RBS has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.