Citigroup Inc. [C] stock Upgrade by Keefe Bruyette analyst, price target now $65

Citigroup Inc. [NYSE: C] gained 3.67% on the last trading session, reaching $61.23 price per share at the time. The company report on December 22, 2020 that DEADLINE ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Reminds Investors That a Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Citigroup, Inc. and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm.

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Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C., a nationally recognized shareholder rights law firm, reminds investors that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors that purchased Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE: C) common stock between January 15, 2016 and October 12, 2020 (the “Class Period”). Investors have until December 29, 2020 to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.

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Citigroup Inc. represents 2.08 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $129.62 billion with the latest information. C stock price has been found in the range of $59.81 to $61.82.

If compared to the average trading volume of 25.02M shares, C reached a trading volume of 31063034 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Citigroup Inc. [C]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for C shares is $68.73 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on C stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Keefe Bruyette have made an estimate for Citigroup Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 19, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on October 15, 2020, representing the official price target for Citigroup Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $57.50, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Neutral rating on C stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Citigroup Inc. is set at 1.66, with the Price to Sales ratio for C stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.04. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.72, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 454.66.

Trading performance analysis for C stock

Citigroup Inc. [C] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.24. With this latest performance, C shares gained by 17.43% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 15.64% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -22.01% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for C stock in for the last two-week period is set at 70.57, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 70.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 69.13 for Citigroup Inc. [C]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 50.34, while it was recorded at 59.95 for the last single week of trading, and 48.48 for the last 200 days.

Citigroup Inc. [C]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Citigroup Inc. [C] shares currently have an operating margin of +23.12. Citigroup Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +18.63.

Return on Total Capital for C is now 3.69, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.84. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.90, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.99. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Citigroup Inc. [C] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 239.85. Additionally, C Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 70.58, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 23.68. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 122.13, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 32.59.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Citigroup Inc. [C] managed to generate an average of $96,420 per employee.

Citigroup Inc. [C]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Citigroup Inc. posted 2.15/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.84/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 16.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for C. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Citigroup Inc. go to -6.90%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Citigroup Inc. [C]

There are presently around $91,854 million, or 76.50% of C stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of C stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 169,694,717, which is approximately -1.601% of the company’s market cap and around 0.25% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 157,735,437 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.32 billion in C stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.26 billion in C stock with ownership of nearly -1.539% of the company’s market capitalization.

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659 institutional holders increased their position in Citigroup Inc. [NYSE:C] by around 86,840,836 shares. Additionally, 854 investors decreased positions by around 143,041,756 shares, while 164 investors held positions by with 1,325,385,369 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,555,267,961 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. C stock had 95 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,873,414 shares, while 187 institutional investors sold positions of 11,424,754 shares during the same period.

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