Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) traded up 3.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $5.05 and last traded at $4.98, with a volume of 1,482,280 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.82.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Macquarie cut shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday. Societe Generale reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Vetr cut shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.76 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC in a research report on Friday, June 17th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.61.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $5.11 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.28. The stock’s market cap is $29.24 billion.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC stock. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) by 4.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 136,811 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,506 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors’ holdings in Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC were worth $1,214,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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