Discussion stirs around Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) this week; here is what analysts are saying.

April 16, 2018 - By Rodney Autry

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 38 investors sold Citizens Financial Group, Inc. shares while 197 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. 456.57 million shares or 2.62% less from 468.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
462,500 were accumulated by Jacobs Asset Mngmt Lc. Jefferies Gru Ltd Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 41,053 shares. Tiverton Asset Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Moreover, Liberty Mutual Asset Mgmt Inc has 0.02% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Kentucky Retirement holds 0.09% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 30,340 shares. Oakbrook Invs Ltd has 0.05% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Fund Management has 1.28 million shares. New England Rech & Mngmt invested 0.51% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Moreover, Advisory Net Llc has 0.01% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 1,770 shares. Columbus Circle Investors owns 1.17 million shares. Intrust Bank Na, a Kansas-based fund reported 10,735 shares. Legg Mason Asset Mgmt (Japan) Ltd owns 34,100 shares or 0.86% of their US portfolio. 779,370 are held by Natixis. Claar Advisors Limited Company has 2.97% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Aqr Capital Management Ltd Llc invested in 0.06% or 1.37 million shares.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Citizens Financial (NYSE:CFG), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Citizens Financial had 28 analyst reports since October 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $45.0 target in Sunday, January 21 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, January 19 report. The rating was maintained by Bernstein on Monday, January 22 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, February 27 with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, February 27. BMO Capital Markets upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, December 19 report. The company was maintained on Monday, April 9 by Citigroup. On Friday, January 19 the stock rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Hold”. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, October 23. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 20 with “Hold”. Below is a list of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) latest ratings and price target changes.

04/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $51.0000 Maintain
09/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $50 New Target: $48 Maintain
04/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $34 Upgrade
26/03/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0000 Maintain
05/03/2018 Broker: Wedbush Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $48.0 Maintain
27/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $48.0 Maintain
26/02/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Bernstein Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain
21/01/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.31% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $42.41. About 887,104 shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 21.47% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.92% the S&P500.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Citizens Bank, N.A. and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking services and products in the United States. The company has market cap of $20.68 billion. It operates in two divisions, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. It has a 13.05 P/E ratio. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional banking services and products, including checking, savings, mortgage and home equity lending, student loans, personal unsecured lines and loans, credit cards, business loans, and wealth management and investment services for retail clients and small businesses.

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