Wall Street Analyst Downgrade Citigroup Inc. [C]. What else is Wall St. saying


Citigroup Inc. [NYSE: C] jumped around 5.84 points on Friday, while shares priced at $49.98 at the close of the session, up 13.23%. The company report on July 15, 2022 that Citigroup Reports Second Quarter 2022 Results.

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Please view Citi’s second quarter 2022 earnings press release on its website https://www.citigroup.com/citi/investor.

Additional financial, statistical, and business-related information, as well as business and segment trends, are included in a quarterly financial data supplement. Both the earnings release and Citigroup’s second quarter 2022 quarterly financial data supplement are available on Citigroup’s website at https://www.citigroup.com/citi/investor.

Citigroup Inc. stock is now -17.24% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. C Stock saw the intraday high of $50.62 and lowest of $46.19 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 74.64, which means current price is +15.06% above from all time high which was touched on 02/11/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 23.28M shares, C reached a trading volume of 86378540 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $59.49 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 2.40. 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Citigroup Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on May 27, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Morgan Stanley dropped their target price from $75 to $60. The new note on the price target was released on March 28, 2022, representing the official price target for Citigroup Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $79 to $60, while Jefferies kept a Hold rating on C stock. On March 03, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for C shares from 81 to 64.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Citigroup Inc. is set at 1.90, with the Price to Sales ratio for C stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.68. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.55, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 560.50. Price to Free Cash Flow for C in the course of the last twelve months was 1.62.

How has C stock performed recently?

Citigroup Inc. [C] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.75. With this latest performance, C shares gained by 8.75% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -25.71% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -26.98% 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 58.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.87, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.51 for Citigroup Inc. [C]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 48.93, while it was recorded at 46.39 for the last single week of trading, and 58.97 for the last 200 days.

Citigroup Inc. [C]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Citigroup Inc. [C] shares currently have an operating margin of +34.52. Citigroup Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +27.18.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.86, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.96.

Earnings analysis for Citigroup Inc. [C]

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 -10.75%.

Insider trade positions for Citigroup Inc. [C]

There are presently around $71,963 million, or 76.20% of C stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of C stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 168,683,301, which is approximately 2.241% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 164,865,664 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.24 billion in C stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $4.66 billion in C stock with ownership of nearly 1.351% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Citigroup Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 827 institutional holders increased their position in Citigroup Inc. [NYSE:C] by around 112,661,269 shares. Additionally, 905 investors decreased positions by around 164,140,681 shares, while 202 investors held positions by with 1,163,029,286 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,439,831,236 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. C stock had 127 new institutional investments in for a total of 59,756,876 shares, while 187 institutional investors sold positions of 17,147,072 shares during the same period.