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Can Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) Remain Competitive?

Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG) went up by 2.81% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $56.11. The company’s stock price has collected 1.68% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 07/09/22 that Citizens Financial’s Ambitions Are Growing Under CEO Bruce Van Saun

Is It Worth Investing in Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE :CFG) Right Now?

Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 10.38 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CFG is at 1.33. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 14 analysts out of 23 who provided ratings for Citizens Financial Group Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $47.10, which is $4.48 above the current price. CFG currently public float of 490.70M and currently shorts hold a 1.35% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CFG was 3.96M shares.

CFG’s Market Performance

CFG stocks went up by 1.68% for the week, with a monthly jump of 11.48% and a quarterly performance of 18.16%, while its annual performance rate touched -18.67%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.88% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.09% for Citizens Financial Group Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 5.20% for CFG stocks with a simple moving average of 9.88% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CFG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CFG stocks, with Wedbush repeating the rating for CFG by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for CFG in the upcoming period, according to Wedbush is $45 based on the research report published on January 03rd of the current year 2023.

DA Davidson, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CFG reach a price target of $47. The rating they have provided for CFG stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on December 21st, 2022.

Morgan Stanley gave a rating of “Overweight” to CFG, setting the target price at $53 in the report published on December 05th of the previous year.

CFG Trading at 5.30% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CFG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -24.40% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.09%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.88%, as shares surge +9.61% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +5.52% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CFG rose by +1.68%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.44% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $40.51. In addition, Citizens Financial Group Inc. saw 7.75% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CFG starting from Lillis Terrance, who purchase 1,000 shares at the price of $41.31 back on Apr 26. After this action, Lillis Terrance now owns 2,000 shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc., valued at $41,310 using the latest closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CFG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +28.61 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Citizens Financial Group Inc. stands at +23.07. Equity return is now at value 8.10, with 0.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.11.

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