An Analysis Of NatWest Group plc (NWG)’s Weekly Performance


As of Friday close, NatWest Group plc’s (NYSE:NWG) stock was down -$0.25, moving down -3.86 percent to $6.22. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,371,620 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.58 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,998,495, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,480,744.

Since last month, NWG stock retreated -15.83%. Shares of the company fell to $6.21 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $7.80 was reached on 02/01/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $4.70. Since the beginning of this year, NWG’s stock price has dropped by -3.72% or -$0.24, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -20.21% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, NatWest Group plc (NWG) has a P/E ratio of about 7.20. The stock’s beta is 1.26. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.04, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.69.

The latest dividend of $0.2399 per share was paid out, which is 22.59% more than last year’s $0.1957. On Friday February 17 2023, a $0.0442 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the recent quarter was 1.57, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.57. In the recent year, operating margins totaled 75.20%. Based on annual data, NWG earned $12.17 billion in gross profit and brought in $15.63 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 6.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 8.90%.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at NatWest Group plc’s (NWG) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 37.17%, the RSI 9-day stood at 25.58% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current NatWest Group plc price is down by -8.53% percent or -$0.58. At present, NWG shares trade -16.51% below its 20-day simple moving average and +16.04% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.75% below its SMA50 and -1.10% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.03% and Stochastic coefficient D was 16.93%, while ATR was 0.22. Given the Stochastic reading of 1.01% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 29.96%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.32, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.47.

Analyst Ratings

NatWest Group plc downgraded its rating on NatWest Group plc (NYSE: NWG) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on February 06, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.NatWest Group plc (NWG) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, NWG is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate NatWest Group plc stock as buy, with 15 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $8.90, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $7.21 – $12.22. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict NatWest Group plc (NWG) will achieve an average price target of $8.93.


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