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How Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry

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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc RBS. This is because this security in the Banks-Foreign space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Banks-Foreign space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 28 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Royal Bank of Scotland is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) Price and Consensus

Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) Price and Consensus | Royal Bank Scotland PLC (The) Quote


In fact, over the past month, while current quarter estimates have remained constant, current year estimates have risen from 60 cents per share to 70 cents per share. This has helped RBS to earn a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), further underscoring the company’s solid position. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Royal Bank of Scotland. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.

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