Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (RBS) EPS Estimated At $0.14; First Bancorp (FBP) Covered By 3 Bulls

July 18, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) to report $0.14 EPS on August, 4 before the open.RBS’s profit would be $825.26 million giving it 11.88 P/E if the $0.14 EPS is correct. After having $0.18 EPS previously, Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC’s analysts see -22.22% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.03 on July 17, reaching $6.65. About shares traded. Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) has risen 2.68% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.02% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. First Bancorp had 5 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, February 8, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Piper Jaffray initiated First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) on Friday, April 8 with “Overweight” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) rating on Wednesday, October 14. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Outperform” rating and $6.50 target. Guggenheim upgraded First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) on Monday, July 27 to “Buy” rating. See First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) latest ratings:

08/02/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral New Target: $7.00 Initiate

The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc is a banking and financial services company. The company has market cap of $39.20 billion. The Firm provides a range of services and products to personal, commercial, corporate and institutional customers, through its subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and National Westminster Bank Plc (NatWest), as well as through other brands, including Ulster Bank and Coutts. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s divisions include Personal & Business Banking (PBB), Commercial & Private Banking (CPB), NatWest Markets (NWM), Capital Resolution, Williams & Glyn (W&G), and Central items & other.

Among 19 analysts covering Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (ADR) (NYSE:RBS), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (ADR) had 30 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (NYSE:RBS) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 2 by BNP Paribas. On Monday, September 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Investec to “Sell”. The firm has “Hold” rating by Berenberg given on Wednesday, March 9. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 29 by Investec. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Wednesday, April 19. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Underperform” on Tuesday, November 29. Natixis downgraded the stock to “Reduce” rating in Monday, July 18 report. On Thursday, March 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Berenberg to “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, April 24. On Monday, March 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Investec to “Hold”.

The stock increased 0.42% or $0.03 on July 17, reaching $5.92. About shares traded. First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) has risen 32.84% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.14% the S&P500.

Since February 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $293.60 million activity. $73.14 million worth of First Bancorp (NYSE:FBP) was sold by Thomas H. Lee Advisors (Alternative) VI – Ltd.. On Wednesday, March 15 the insider PANCHAM CASSAN sold $35,280. Another trade for 11.50M shares valued at $73.14 million was sold by Bresler Joshua D. The insider Oaktree Principal Fund V (Delaware) – L.P. sold $73.14M. Another trade for 26,081 shares valued at $157,790 was made by RIVERA NAYDA on Tuesday, May 2. Another trade for 68,142 shares valued at $395,905 was sold by Garcia Calixto. The insider Oaktree Capital Group Holdings GP – LLC sold $73.14M.

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