Natixis upgraded shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) from a reduce rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Friday.

A number of other brokerages have also recently issued reports on RBS. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an underweight rating on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, December 1st. BNP Paribas cut shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC to a sell rating in a research note on Saturday, November 19th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc cut shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 17th. Credit Suisse Group AG initiated coverage on shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC in a research note on Tuesday, November 29th. They issued an underperform rating for the company. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $26.09.

Analyst Recommendations for Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS)

Shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) traded down 1.66% during trading on Friday, reaching $5.94. 309,626 shares of the company were exchanged. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC has a one year low of $3.91 and a one year high of $7.60. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $5.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $5.31. The stock’s market capitalization is $70.11 billion.

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Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC during the fourth quarter valued at $126,000. Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC during the third quarter valued at $333,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. boosted its stake in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC by 8.8% in the third quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 109,508 shares of the company’s stock valued at $510,000 after buying an additional 8,880 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC by 8.7% in the third quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 392,148 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,827,000 after buying an additional 31,316 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC by 14.0% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 338,880 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,833,000 after buying an additional 41,613 shares during the last quarter. 0.32% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC

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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