Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE:RY) (TSE:RY) – Equities researchers at Desjardins issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Royal Bank Of Canada in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Desjardins analyst D. Young forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $1.49 for the quarter. Desjardins also issued estimates for Royal Bank Of Canada’s Q2 2018 earnings at $1.58 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $1.58 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.56 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $6.68 EPS.

Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $105.00 target price on shares of Royal Bank Of Canada in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub downgraded Royal Bank Of Canada from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $102.00 price target on shares of Royal Bank Of Canada in a research note on Wednesday. Howard Weil downgraded Royal Bank Of Canada to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. Finally, Scotiabank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 price target on shares of Royal Bank Of Canada in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $93.60.

Shares of Royal Bank Of Canada (NYSE RY) traded down $0.60 during trading on Friday, reaching $78.30. The company had a trading volume of 1,453,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 977,090. Royal Bank Of Canada has a twelve month low of $64.82 and a twelve month high of $80.98. The company has a market cap of $116,230.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.18, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.89.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.7157 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 24th. This represents a $2.86 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.66%. Royal Bank Of Canada’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 48.98%.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in Royal Bank Of Canada by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,709 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Fieldpoint Private Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of Royal Bank Of Canada in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $153,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Royal Bank Of Canada by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $159,000 after buying an additional 26 shares during the last quarter. Asset Advisors Corp purchased a new position in shares of Royal Bank Of Canada in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $178,000. Finally, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new position in shares of Royal Bank Of Canada in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $191,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 40.55% of the company’s stock.

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About Royal Bank Of Canada

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), is a diversified financial services company. The Company provides personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. The Company serves personal, business, public sector and institutional clients in Canada, the United States and approximately 40 other countries.

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