It’s been a crucial week for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG); here’s what analysts have to say.

May 18, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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 dived, 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.
Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd invested in 34,287 shares. Moreover, Cornerstone Advisors Incorporated has 0.03% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 1,148 shares. Bailard Incorporated invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Fsi Gp Limited Company, Ohio-based fund reported 205,417 shares. Commonwealth Comml Bank Of Australia owns 103,785 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Moreover, Stoneridge Investment Ptnrs Llc has 0.91% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia invested 0.01% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Lombard Odier Asset (Europe) invested in 0.02% or 5,942 shares. Marietta Inv Prns Limited Liability Com has invested 3.11% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 88,180 shares. Gam Holdg Ag invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Advisors Asset Mgmt stated it has 8,916 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The California-based San Francisco Sentry Invest Grp (Ca) has invested 0% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas has 500,000 shares for 0.27% of their portfolio. 30,312 were accumulated by Stephens Inc Ar.

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

Among 14 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 27 analyst reports since December 13, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, December 19 the stock rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Outperform”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Sunday, January 21 report. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 19 report. As per Monday, April 9, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, December 12 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 13 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, March 26. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold” on Tuesday, January 2. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of CFG in report on Wednesday, April 4 to “Buy” rating. Below is a list of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) latest ratings and price target changes.

23/04/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $56 New Target: $52 Maintain
23/04/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Buy Upgrade
20/04/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $52.0000 Maintain
20/04/2018 Broker: Vining Sparks Rating: Buy New Target: $57.0000 Initiate
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

The stock decreased 1.11% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $42.03. About 824,752 shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 21.47% since May 18, 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 $20.37 billion. It operates in two divisions, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. It has a 12.93 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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