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 most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 4.7, implying potential capital losses of -28.9 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.93 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 17.5 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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 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 below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.