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

February 15, 2018 - By Vivian Park

 Discussion stirs around Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) this week; here is what analysts are saying.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 50 investors sold Citizens Financial Group, Inc. shares while 178 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. 468.84 million shares or 1.38% less from 475.38 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Fifth Third State Bank holds 315,260 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Columbus Hill Mngmt Limited Partnership invested 1.19% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Cornerstone reported 0.03% stake. Dean Invest Associates Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 16,222 shares. Brandywine Global Invest holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 559,334 shares. Menta Lc has invested 0.45% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Natixis invested in 0.33% or 942,931 shares. Goelzer Invest Mngmt holds 0.86% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 192,167 shares. Reinhart Prns stated it has 692,280 shares. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, Virginia-based fund reported 8,533 shares. Adage Prtnrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.09% or 1.03M shares in its portfolio. Sumitomo Mitsui, a Japan-based fund reported 1.77 million shares. Greenleaf Trust reported 5,609 shares or 0% of all its holdings. The Illinois-based Great Lakes Advsrs Lc has invested 0.02% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Los Angeles Equity Rech Incorporated reported 0.01% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG).

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

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 12 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 82 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Compass Point maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) on Tuesday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Friday, August 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Wednesday, June 21. Citigroup downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 8 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 19 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Sunday, January 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Sunday, July 23. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, November 14. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Monday, October 9 report. Below is a list of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) latest ratings and price target changes.

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
21/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $56.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Sandler O’Neill Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $45.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $51.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $47.0 Maintain
08/01/2018 Broker: Vining Sparks Rating: Buy New Target: $57.0
02/01/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $43.0 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $45.82. About 1.74M shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.26% 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 $22.55 billion. It operates in two divisions, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. It has a 14.1 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.

More important recent Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Eric Schuppenhauer Joins Citizens Bank as President of Home Mortgage” on February 13, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Aon, Northwest Bancshares and Citizens Financial Group”, Reuters.com published: “BRIEF-Citizens Financial Group Q4 Earnings Per Share $1.35” on January 19, 2018. More interesting news about Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) was released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Samlyn Capital, Llc Buys Citizens Financial Group Inc, UnitedHealth Group Inc …” with publication date: February 15, 2018.

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