Shares of NatWest Group plc (NYSE:NWG) saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 72,855 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 95% from the previous session’s volume of 1,596,017 shares.The stock last traded at $5.43 and had previously closed at $5.45.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Berenberg Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of NatWest Group in a report on Tuesday, February 23rd. BNP Paribas upgraded NatWest Group from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, March 1st. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of NatWest Group in a report on Wednesday, March 31st. Exane BNP Paribas upgraded NatWest Group from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 23rd. Finally, Societe Generale reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NatWest Group in a report on Monday, February 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $89.13.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $5.23 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $4.22. The company has a market capitalization of $32.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.06 and a beta of 1.54.

NatWest Group (NYSE:NWG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 19th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter. NatWest Group had a net margin of 5.25% and a return on equity of 6.48%. The business had revenue of $3.35 billion during the quarter. As a group, research analysts predict that NatWest Group plc will post -0.11 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a — dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 26th will be given a dividend of $0.0838 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 25th. This represents a yield of 1.5%. NatWest Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 12.12%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in NatWest Group during the third quarter valued at approximately $40,000. Greenleaf Trust bought a new stake in shares of NatWest Group during the fourth quarter worth $45,000. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new stake in shares of NatWest Group during the fourth quarter worth $52,000. XTX Markets LLC bought a new stake in shares of NatWest Group during the fourth quarter worth $58,000. Finally, M&T Bank Corp bought a new stake in shares of NatWest Group during the fourth quarter worth $64,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 0.38% of the company’s stock.

About NatWest Group (NYSE:NWG)

NatWest Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers. It operates through Retail Banking, Ulster Bank RoI, Commercial Banking, Private Banking, RBS International, and NatWest Markets segments.

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