News stories about Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) (NYSE:RBS) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7117593267082 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Royal Bank Scotland PLC (NYSE RBS) opened at $7.30 on Friday. Royal Bank Scotland PLC has a 1 year low of $4.80 and a 1 year high of $7.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.98. The company has a market capitalization of $43,180.00, a P/E ratio of 9.63 and a beta of 1.12.

Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) (NYSE:RBS) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) had a positive return on equity of 7.75% and a negative net margin of 17.46%. The firm had revenue of $4.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.19 billion. equities analysts anticipate that Royal Bank Scotland PLC will post 0.7 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have issued reports on RBS shares. BidaskClub cut Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. upgraded Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “reduce” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. ValuEngine cut Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada upgraded Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Monday, September 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.25.

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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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