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Think You Need A Good Stock? Look At This Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CFG) Analysis

Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG) traded at $41.39 at close of the session on Tuesday, 11/22/22, made an upward move of 1.85% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $40.64 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.36 with the day’s price range being $40.98 – $41.47. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 10.34. In terms of its 52-week price range, CFG has a high of $57.00 and a low of $32.65. The company’s stock has gained about 5.08% over that past 30 days.

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Citizens Financial Group Inc. has a market cap of $20.02 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Jan 17, 2023. With its Forward Dividend at 1.68 and a yield of 4.06%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the CFG stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $1.32, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $4.18 for 2022 and $5.17 for next year. These figures represent -19.00% and 23.70% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $2.22 billion, with a low of $2.17 billion and a high of $2.26 billion. The median projection represents growth squeezing down to 29.20% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $8.06 billion, or 21.20% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the CFG stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of Hold. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 22 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 4 have rated the Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) stock as a Hold, while 14 rate it as a Buy. 3 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 1 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the CFG stock currently stands at 5.05, and the current price level is 2.70% off its SMA20 and 10.06% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 61.84 while the volatility over the past week is 1.85% and jumps to 2.33% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.35, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.13. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $46.05, with the estimates having a low of $33.00 and a high of $55.00. These price ends are 20.27% and -32.88% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -13.55% if the CFG share price touches on the median price of $47.00.

Let’s briefly compare Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 1.85% and -17.66% over the past 12 months for CFG competes that of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC), which has seen its stock price rise 0.58% in the last trading session and was -6.42% over the last one year. Another of its peers Citigroup Inc. (C) has gained 0.92% previous session, and was -26.42% down over the past year, while UBS Group AG (UBS) was also up 0.11% in the last session, while its price remained in the green at 6.48% over the same period. Citizens Financial Group Inc. has a P/E ratio of 10.34 compared to Wells Fargo & Company’s 12.24 and Citigroup Inc.’s 6.65. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 1.36% and 1.18%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 4.43 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 3.64 million. Current shares outstanding are 495.65 million.

The insiders hold 0.20% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 92.10%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 30, 2022, stood at 8.96 million at a short ratio of 1.89. This represents a 1.82% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 30, 2022. Shares short rose in October from the previous month at 6.33 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock -12.40% down in year-to-date price movement.

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