Media stories about Royal Bank of Scotland Group (LON:RBS) have trended neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Royal Bank of Scotland Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.43 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s score:

RBS has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a report on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group lifted their price objective on Royal Bank of Scotland Group from GBX 350 ($4.57) to GBX 395 ($5.16) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 12th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on Royal Bank of Scotland Group from GBX 280 ($3.66) to GBX 285 ($3.72) and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 4th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 296 ($3.87) price objective on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a report on Monday, February 25th. Finally, Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 340 ($4.44) price objective on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group in a report on Tuesday, February 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Royal Bank of Scotland Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 309.77 ($4.05).

Shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group stock opened at GBX 261.50 ($3.42) on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $31.49 billion and a PE ratio of 19.51. Royal Bank of Scotland Group has a 1-year low of GBX 200.10 ($2.61) and a 1-year high of GBX 297.40 ($3.89).

The business also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 21st will be issued a dividend of GBX 11 ($0.14) per share. This is a boost from Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s previous dividend of $2.00. This represents a dividend yield of 4.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 21st. Royal Bank of Scotland Group’s payout ratio is currently 0.52%.

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Royal Bank of Scotland Group Company Profile

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers worldwide. It operates through Personal & Business Banking, Commercial & Private Banking, RBS International, and NatWest Markets segments.

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