Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Citizens Financial Group from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. (GIS)'s stock declined 5.07%. The hedge fund run by Matthew Mark held 1.00M shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $39.17 million, down from 2.12M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Copart Inc now has $10.07 billion valuation.

The stock increased 0.85% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $14.32. The average 1-year price target for (FITB) reveals an average price target of $32.09 per share. General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) has declined 10.63% since January 12, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.43% the S&P500.

Analysts await Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The original version of this report can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2018/01/10/steward-partners-investment-advisory-llc-buys-new-stake-in-citizens-financial-group-inc-cfg.html. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 25. On Wednesday, October 14 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to "Neutral". The stock was sold at an average price of $40.31, for a total value of $161,240.00. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $41.46.

In related news, Director Wendy A. Watson sold 4,000 shares of Citizens Financial Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was upgraded by Bernstein. They issued an "outperform" rating and a $29.00 target price for the company. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, December 13.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. The company has a market capitalization of $22,110.00, a PE ratio of 17.89, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.37. It dived, as 81 investors sold GIS shares while 366 reduced holdings. Lazard Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Citizens Financial Group by 16,695.7% in the second quarter.

So, most importantly, where are shares headed from here? Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Inc stated it has 1.75 million shares.

Ulta Beauty Inc (ULTA) Shares Bought by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Baird set a $265.00 price target on Ulta Beauty and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. It has outperformed by 24.76% the S&P500. ( ULTA ) by 198.2% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on CFG shares.

Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 0.02% stake. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. During the same quarter a year ago, the business earned $0.42 earnings per share. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ngam Advisors LP accumulated 0.14% or 358,418 shares. Citizens Financial Group exhibits a weak ROE against its peers, as well as insufficient levels to cover its own cost of equity this year. Cornerstone Advsr holds 1,148 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Kbc Gp Nv holds 0.22% or 637,344 shares. The Kansas-based Creative Planning has invested 0.01% in WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Pub Sector Pension Invest Board has 26,892 shares. Wealthfront accumulated 0.02% or 30,752 shares. Geode Cap Management Limited Liability Co invested in 447,799 shares. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.48% of the company's stock. (NYSE:CFG) for 300,000 shares.

Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It also upped Ternium Sa (NYSE:TX) stake by 20,470 shares and now owns 182,019 shares. Starwood Property Trust Inc. Eaton Corp Plc (NYSE:ETN) was reduced too.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $101,899 activity. (NYSE:CFG) has been trading recently.

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. (NYSE:CFG) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, January 8 by Jefferies. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Citizens Financial Group's FY2019 earnings at $3.50 EPS. (NYSE:T) earned "Hold" rating by Drexel Hamilton on Monday, October 24. Wedbush has "Neutral" rating and $31 target. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of CFG in report on Tuesday, January 2 with "Hold" rating. They now have an equal weight rating on the bank's stock. (NYSE:NOW) was sold by Schneider David on Friday, August 11. The company was upgraded on Monday, October 12 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, September 7. Virginia-based Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Limited Liability Company has invested 0.03% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. The stock of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE:TEVA) earned "Underperform" rating by Credit Suisse on Monday, November 6. Given a discrepancy of -3.46% between return and cost, this indicated that Citizens Financial Group may be paying more for its capital than what it's generating in return. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. It has a 18.45 P/E ratio. Its Consumer Banking serves retail customers and small businesses.

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