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RBS upgraded by Jefferies

27 September 2017 15:01

Jefferies has upgraded its recommendation on Royal Bank of Scotland (LON:RBS) to 'buy' from 'hold' after increasing its earnings estimates by an average of 10% across 2017 to 2020, given changes to the UK rate outlook.

The broker said: "The key driver is a 5bps pick up in the net interest margin each year in the bank's UK retail and commercial banking unit.

"We have made some very modest changes to the impairment forecast (1bp lower at group in 2019; 2bps lower 2020) as we expect less of a steep slope in credit normalisation in the UK units."

Analysts have upped their price target on the stock to 306 pence per share (from 262 pence).

At 3:01pm: (LON:RBS) Royal Bank of Scotland Group The PLC share price was +7.35p at 269.15p

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