Media headlines about Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) (NYSE:RBS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.788942777167 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Bank of America Corporation raised shares of Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th. BidaskClub raised shares of Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, HSBC Holdings plc raised shares of Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.25.

Shares of Royal Bank Scotland PLC (NYSE RBS) opened at 7.07 on Tuesday. The stock’s market cap is $41.92 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $6.69 and a 200 day moving average of $6.49. Royal Bank Scotland PLC has a one year low of $4.18 and a one year high of $7.18.

Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) (NYSE:RBS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.10. Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) had a negative net margin of 23.27% and a positive return on equity of 6.92%. The business had revenue of $4.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.10 billion. Equities analysts expect that Royal Bank Scotland PLC will post ($14.00) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) Company Profile

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

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