|Bid||6.91 x 28000|
|Ask||6.92 x 41800|
|Day's Range||6.88 - 6.97|
|52 Week Range||4.98 - 8.14|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.12|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||41.57|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.34 (5.22%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
[Editor's Note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has been updated and republished.]Cheap stocks are never "sure things." There are many cheaply traded companies, even penny stocks, under $10 right now that deserve to be there and will only get cheaper. Keep in mind that share value is all relative, however, among cheap stocks as well as expensive ones.For instance, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is worth about $1,865 per share right now. What will make it go up or down? Surely not its size alone, but rather its growth potential and Wall Street sentiment. The same is true for cheap stocks. You simply have to look deeper than the share price and explore the fundamentals and future growth potential.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsYes, some picks have fallen from great heights, but the only thing that matters is where they go from here -- not whether they ever get back to all-time highs from a decade ago. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Staying objective is important, and you should always do your own research. But if you're looking for tips on cheap stocks to invest in, here are a few names that haven't went out of style yet: Cheap Stocks to Buy: AgroFresh (AGFS)Source: Shutterstock Share Price (as of 4/18): ~$3.29AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ:AGFS) is one of the best cheap stocks to buy now to capitalize on increased demand for healthier eating.AgroFresh specializes in technologies to keep produce like apples and avocados fresh and attractive to customers. Considering how once-seasonal fruits and veggies are in continuous demand in every geography, this is a no-brainer investment no matter the price.But with shares well under $10 a share and with AGFS hovering just above two-year lows but coiling up, this is a lock for any investor looking for cheap stocks to buy now. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)Source: Elliott Brown Via FlickrShare Price (as of 4/18): ~$7.03Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS) may sound like a crazy bet on this list of the best cheap stocks to buy now, given the continuing malaise surrounding Brexit and continued anemic growth in the U.K. and the nearby eurozone.However, keep in mind that getting an over $40 billion bank for under $8 a share at present prices is a rare occurrence. The last time we saw massive banks like this trade at bargains, patient investors made a killing.Think Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), which traded for $7 or so as recently as 2012 as investors shunned the stock in the wake of the financial crisis and continued troubles. Now, BAC trades for $30. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Spring Season Growth RBS provides the same potential opportunity for patient and determined investors, as its shares are trading for just 67% of book value. Kinross Gold (KGC)Source: Jeremy Vohwinkle via Flickr (Modified)Share Price (as of 4/18): ~$3.36Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) is a bit risky, but what cheap stock isn't an aggressive investment?After struggling to find traction last fall, gold prices have been moving sideways thanks to uncertainty in the markets about if stock market growth will continue. If we see a market correction or an increase in uncertainty across the summer, gold prices and KGC stock will benefit nicely.And unlike a junior miner without much room for error, Kinross is a $4-billion-plus company with much better access to credit and capital so don't worry about it imploding because of short-term volatility in gold prices. Harmonic (HLIT)Source: Shutterstock Share Price (as of 4/18): ~$5.68Harmonic (NASDAQ:HLIT) is a video and audio systems company that helps digital media companies and traditional broadcast outlets process and produce their content. As podcasts and streaming video become the norm, HLIT services are increasingly in demand, particularly as the video and soundbites of an intensely partisan media environment are difficult to ignore.HLIT is scheduled to turn a profit of just 10 cents per share this year, but that's much better than previous fiscal years in the red. And if predictions hold, Harmonic will post 22 cents in earnings-per-share next year, more than doubling! * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years As American consumers increasingly use alternative media sources and those digital outlets try to meet demand with audio and video, Harmonic should see continued growth in 2017 and beyond. That makes HLIT one of the best cheap stocks to buy now. BlackRock Capital Investment (BKCC)Source: Shutterstock Share Price (as of 4/18): ~$6.12BlackRock Capital Investment (NASDAQ:BKCC) is not to be confused with its $67 billion parent, investment management company BlackRock (NYSE:BLK).The smaller and more focused BKCC is a business development company that provides loans to small- and mid-sized firms, and the regular payments on that debt can provide for a juicy revenue stream and fuel big dividends. Right now, the company pays more than 11% in annual yield.The risk is that those dividends could be cut, as they were reduced from 21-cents-per-share in 2016 to the current level and even that 21-cent payday was down from 26 cents back in 2014. And of course, there's also a risk of share declines if companies BKCC lends to can't make good on that debt.But a mammoth dividend yield and a great brand like Blackrock are reasons to give this cheap stock the benefit of the doubt.Furthermore, if you believe in an economic expansion, then more midsize companies will look to expand and tap into BlackRock Capital to fuel that growth.Source: Shutterstock Avon Products (AVP)Share Price (as of 4/18): ~$2.68Avon Products (NYSE:AVP) is hardly the powerful cosmetics brand it once was. But remember: Many cheap stocks are often cheap for a reason as they've fallen from previous highs.Just because Avon trades for under $4 a share right now doesn't mean it's doomed. Rather, it just means that investors need to get realistic about what to expect. And frankly, it's realistic to expect a nice double-digit gain from here, even if the company doesn't revisit 2013 levels over $20 ever again.That's because AVP is expected to grow revenues over the next couple of years, even if it's only in the low single digits. * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives Sure, Avon stock has fallen on hard times, but it's up over 80% since Dec. 24. This is one of the best cheap stocks to buy now based on its current valuation and outlook, so long as you can look past the pain of a few years ago. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Best Stocks to Buy as You Recalibrate Your Compass * 5 Stocks to Sell In November Amid Elections and Earnings * 3 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for Future Growth Compare Brokers The post 6 Cheap Stocks That Cost Less Than $10 appeared first on InvestorPlace.
LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - Investors in Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland have been urged to vote against the bank's remuneration plans at next week's annual general meeting, as pay for top bosses at ...
Royal Bank of Scotland has been accused of “kicking people when they’re down” by enforcing aggressive debt collection policies against customers who own leasehold properties. The taxpayer-owned bank forces mortgage customers who fall into arrears owing to disputes with their freeholder or property management company to repay the debt within 12 months or face repossession, despite a longstanding legal precedent that allows most borrowers to repay mortgage arrears over the remaining term of their loan. Peter Bottomley, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Leasehold and Commonhold Reform, called on RBS to reverse the crisis-era policy, and said he would invite executives to explain their approach to the APPG and government.
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The development follows criticism from activists and John McDonnell, finance spokesman of Britain's opposition Labour Party, that high payments have led to diversion of cash from council services. RBS is aiming to wind down the loan portfolio by the end of the year, the newspaper report said, adding that the main method of executing the winding down is through loan redemptions.
Sterling plunged as much 1.5 percent against the dollar Thursday as U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May gambled on getting her plan over the line with just over a week to go before the exit. Cable crumbled after the European Union told May that she can only have a short extension to delay Brexit if Parliament ratifies the divorce deal in a vote she wants to hold next week. The political turmoil shows no sign of easing despite the looming departure, with French President Emmanuel Macron saying if May’s plan fails to get Parliamentary approval again it would “guide everyone to a hard exit.” The pound could slump about 8 percent from current levels if the U.K. left the European Union without a deal, according to a Bloomberg survey.
UBS Group (UBS) is required to pay penalty to Financial Conduct Authority for failing to provide proper information of about 135.8 million transactions for about a decade.
Important news for shareholders and potential investors in The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON:RBS): The dividend payment of UK£0.11 per share will be distributed to shareholders on 30Read More...
Britain's fiscal watchdog on Wednesday said it increased its estimate of the likely loss to taxpayers from the 2008 rescue of Royal Bank of Scotland to 31 billion pounds, up 2.4 billion pounds from October. The increase came mainly from four more months of servicing debt on the bailout, Britain's Office for Budget Responsibility said on the same day finance minister Philip Hammond set out his latest budget plans. The widening loss to Britain's government from the bailout came despite RBS paying a special dividend on its annual profits in 2018 for the first time in a decade.
Investors' sentiment shaken on global issues, leading banking stocks to put up a lackluster show during the week.
BofA (BAC) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have been sued for their alleged involvement in a cartel to rig Eurozone bond market trading, leading to significant losses for investors.
Bank of America Corp and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc have been sued by investors in the United States over their alleged roles in a conspiracy among eight banks to rig prices in the $9.4 trillion European government bond market. The proposed class-action complaint accusing the banks of violating federal antitrust law was filed on Monday night in U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut. It followed a Jan. 31 announcement by the European Union's antitrust authority accusing the eight banks of being part of a cartel to distort bond prices from 2007 to 2012.
The Justice Department is having more success at prosecuting banks than going after the bankers who work for them. A judge’s expected ruling Monday on a request to throw out a case against a senior Barclays PLC trader will turn on an issue that has prompted previous cases to run into trouble: whether individuals can be held to account for activity consistent with the bank’s practices. It is a “massive due-process problem,” U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, who is presiding over the case of Barclays trader Robert Bogucki, said in court last week.
Britain's Metro Bank, Starling Bank and ClearBank have been granted a total of 280 million pounds from a fund that aims to boost competition in lending to small firms. The funds from the Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) scheme that was set up last year seek to help startups and online-only banks wrest business from established rivals such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Lloyds and Barclays. After assessing bids for the funds, the BCR said it awarded Metro Bank 120 million pounds, Starling Bank 100 million pounds and ClearBank 60 million pounds.
The bank, based in Edinburgh, Britain, said it had earnings of 6 cents per share. The bank posted revenue of $4.77 billion in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $3.93 billion, which fell ...
The British government may capitalize on the results to sell part of its majority stake in RBS, despite shares trading at less than half their price at the time of the bank’s 2008 bailout. PLC (RBS.LN) gave shareholders a belated Valentine’s Day gift with a higher-than-expected special dividend after profit more than doubled in 2018, temporarily pushing concerns over Brexit into the background. The U.K. lender said Friday that it would pay a special dividend of 7.5 pence a share, well ahead of the 3.0 pence penciled in by analysts.