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How to buy The Royal Bank of Scotland Group stock | $4.39

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The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc is a banks-diversified business based in the US. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares (RBS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group employs 62,700 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$18.6 billion.

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  3. Search for The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RBS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Royal Bank of Scotland Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$4.39, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group share price

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The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market closeUSD$4.39
52-week rangeUSD$2.353 - USD$5.6472
50-day moving average USD$4.3509
200-day moving average USD$3.3378
Wall St. target priceUSD$951.98
PE ratio 24.2232
Dividend yield USD$0.16 (6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.166

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Is it a good time to buy The Royal Bank of Scotland Group stock?

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The Royal Bank of Scotland Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.39 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) -2.44%
1 month (2020-12-15) 2.57%
3 months (2020-10-15) 55.12%
6 months (2020-07-15) 40.26%
1 year (2020-01-15) -25.09%
2 years (2019-01-15) -27.20%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 7.53

Is The Royal Bank of Scotland Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Royal Bank of Scotland Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's P/E ratio

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's PEG ratio

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4946. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group financials

Gross profit TTM USD$12.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.1%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 8.29%
Book value $10.514
Market capitalisation USD$18.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares

There are currently 3.4 million The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares held short by investors – that's known as The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's "short interest". This figure is 35% down from 5.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares can be evaluated.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's SIR currently stands at 1.31. In other words for every 100,000 The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1310 shares are currently held short.

However The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

Find out more about how you can short The Royal Bank of Scotland Group stock.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group share dividends

We're not expecting The Royal Bank of Scotland Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's shares ever split?

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 7 November 2008. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Royal Bank of Scotland Group shares which in turn could have impacted The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's share price.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.353 up to $5.6472. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RBS.US volatility(beta: 1.48)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's is 1.4826. This would suggest that The Royal Bank of Scotland Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group overview

NatWest Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to personal, commercial, corporate, and institutional customers in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company's UK Personal Banking segment offers a range of banking products and related financial services to the personal and premier segments in the United Kingdom. Its Ulster Bank RoI segment provides personal banking services, including loan and deposit products through a network of branches and direct channels, including the internet, mobile, and telephony; and commercial banking services to business and corporate customers, including small and medium enterprises in the Republic of Ireland. The company's Commercial Banking segment offers comprehensive banking and financing solutions to start-up, SME, commercial, and corporate customers in the United Kingdom. It includes financing business assets and invoices, as well as providing specialist finance and transaction services. Its Private Banking segment provides banking, lending, and wealth management products for high net worth individuals and their business interests in the United Kingdom. The company's RBS International segment offers banking services in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and Gibraltar. It also has wholesale branches and depositary service businesses in the United Kingdom and Luxembourg to serve its institutional clients. Its NatWest Markets segment provides global market access, financing, risk management, and trading solutions for financial institutions and corporates to manage their financial risks and achieve their short and long-term financial goals. The company was formerly known as The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc and changed its name to NatWest Group plc in July 2020. NatWest Group plc was founded in 1727 and is headquartered in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom.

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