Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG] is -16.57% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


Citizens Financial Group Inc. [NYSE: CFG] slipped around -0.59 points on Monday, while shares priced at $39.42 at the close of the session, down -1.47%. The company report on May 5, 2022 that Citizens Bank Awards Grants to 30 ‘Small Business Community Champions’ for Creating Jobs and Fostering Economic Growth.

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Citizens Bank today announced its Fifth Annual Small Business Community Champion Award winners, drawn from nearly 11,000 entries that described how businesses would utilize the grants to further build their enterprise, bring valuable products and services to customers and strengthen the communities in which they operate. Drawing from a pool of nearly three times the size of the prior year, this year’s program includes the 14 states and the District of Columbia in Citizens’ expanded footprint and will again provide ten awards each for women-owned and minority-owned businesses, in addition to the ten awards for other small businesses.

The Small Business Community Champion Contest is intended to recognize for-profit businesses with revenue sizes less than $3M with at least five full time employees.

Citizens Financial Group Inc. stock is now -16.57% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. CFG Stock saw the intraday high of $39.78 and lowest of $38.76 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 57.00, which means current price is +2.60% above from all time high which was touched on 01/18/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 6.49M shares, CFG reached a trading volume of 7808507 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 $54.56 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 2.00. 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.

Citigroup have made an estimate for Citizens Financial Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 11, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Keefe Bruyette dropped their target price from $64 to $54. The new note on the price target was released on April 05, 2022, representing the official price target for Citizens Financial Group Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Citizens Financial Group Inc. is set at 1.48, with the Price to Sales ratio for CFG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.09. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.83, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 24.46. Price to Free Cash Flow for CFG in the course of the last twelve months was 5.38.

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 0.05. With this latest performance, CFG shares dropped by -5.35% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -17.51% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -20.12% 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 37.04, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.81, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.62 for Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 44.81, while it was recorded at 40.34 for the last single week of trading, and 47.25 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 +42.18. Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +32.86.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.06, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.24.

Earnings analysis for Citizens Financial Group Inc. [CFG]

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 $18,226 million, or 83.70% of CFG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CFG stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 56,325,702, which is approximately -1.196% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 50,920,076 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.01 billion in CFG stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.15 billion in CFG stock with ownership of nearly 26.031% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Citizens Financial Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 400 institutional holders increased their position in Citizens Financial Group Inc. [NYSE:CFG] by around 40,795,385 shares. Additionally, 373 investors decreased positions by around 31,512,165 shares, while 139 investors held positions by with 390,034,923 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 462,342,473 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CFG stock had 116 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,790,061 shares, while 67 institutional investors sold positions of 4,189,512 shares during the same period.