Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) was upgraded by stock analysts at Natixis from a “reduce” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. BNP Paribas cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 19th. Deutsche Bank AG raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc cut Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Barclays PLC raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 2nd. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.09.

Analyst Recommendations for Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS)

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) opened at 5.92 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $5.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.31. The stock’s market cap is $69.88 billion. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC has a 52 week low of $3.91 and a 52 week high of $7.60.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC boosted its position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC by 34.1% in the fourth quarter. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC now owns 3,482,343 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,257,000 after buying an additional 884,845 shares during the period. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC during the fourth quarter valued at about $126,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,025,096 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,729,000 after buying an additional 102,567 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC by 14.0% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 338,880 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,833,000 after buying an additional 41,613 shares during the period. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC during the third quarter valued at about $4,731,000. 0.32% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC Company Profile

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) is a banking and financial services company. The Company provides financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers, through its subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest), as well as through other brands, including Ulster Bank and Coutts.

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