why Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $45.74

Citizens Financial Group Inc. [NYSE: CFG] jumped around 0.74 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $44.68 at the close of the session, up 1.68%. The company report on March 2, 2021 that Citizens Announces Partnership with Black Girls CODE to Create More Opportunities for Women & Girls of Color In Technology.

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Program will include launch of four new ‘virtual CODE clubs’.

Women and girls of color will have additional opportunities for early involvement in the technology field via a new partnership between Citizens and Black Girls CODE. A component of Citizens’ previously announced commitment to promote social equity and advance economic opportunity in underserved communities, the partnership includes the launch of four new virtual CODE clubs to increase participation and interest in technology.

Citizens Financial Group Inc. stock is now 24.94% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. CFG Stock saw the intraday high of $45.09 and lowest of $44.00 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 46.97, which means current price is +27.95% above from all time high which was touched on 02/25/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.68M shares, CFG reached a trading volume of 6939498 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CFG shares is $45.74 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CFG stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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.

Compass Point have made an estimate for Citizens Financial Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 12, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 12, 2021, representing the official price target for Citizens Financial Group Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $32 to $34, while Keefe Bruyette kept a Mkt Perform rating on CFG stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Citizens Financial Group Inc. is set at 1.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for CFG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.48. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.92, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 35.85.

How has CFG stock performed recently?

Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.13. With this latest performance, CFG shares gained by 6.31% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 67.40% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 133.80% 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 CFG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.70, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.89 for Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.28, while it was recorded at 44.73 for the last single week of trading, and 31.41 for the last 200 days.

Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.94. Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.61.

Return on Total Capital for CFG is now 3.74, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.27. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.71, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.61. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 41.56. Additionally, CFG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 29.36, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 5.14. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 37.04, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.90.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG] managed to generate an average of $60,111 per employee.

Earnings analysis for Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Citizens Financial Group Inc. posted 0.03/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.37/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -91.90%. 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 CFG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Citizens Financial Group Inc. go to -2.76%.

Insider trade positions for Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG]

There are presently around $17,796 million, or 99.75% of CFG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CFG stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 48,912,586, which is approximately -1.196% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 40,484,257 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.81 billion in CFG stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.46 billion in CFG stock with ownership of nearly 35.412% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Citizens Financial Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 317 institutional holders increased their position in Citizens Financial Group Inc. [NYSE:CFG] by around 28,709,718 shares. Additionally, 290 investors decreased positions by around 33,164,039 shares, while 61 investors held positions by with 336,433,727 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 398,307,484 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CFG stock had 108 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,569,470 shares, while 52 institutional investors sold positions of 3,763,383 shares during the same period.

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