Buy or Sell Recommendation?: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG)

The stock increased 0.46% or $0.21 during the last trading session, reaching $46.06. About 600 shares traded.

Norinchukin Bank The increased its stake in Citizensfinl Group Inc (CFG) by 258.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Claar Advisors Llc bought 292,838 shares as the company's stock declined 8.64% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 241,948 shares of the natural gas distribution company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.12M, up from 225,619 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has actually weakened in the past week, as the company has gathered a -3.19% return in the past 5 trading days. Taking short look on returns of the firm, operating profit margin was 73.30%, whereas price to sale ratio stands at 4.52 and it indicates how much investor paid for a share compared to the sales a company generated per share. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.26% the S&P500.

Short interest, or the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted, is another metric investors use to get a pulse on sentiment.SYF has a short ratio of 1.68 compared to a short interest of 1.74 for CFG. (NYSE:SCHW) by 176,463 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 270,320 shares, and cut its stake in Nvr Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2017Q2. 106 funds opened positions while 620 raised stakes. Lagoda Inv Management Lp has 1,226 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Cornerstone Hldgs Ltd holds 87,265 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 199,832 were accumulated by Evercore Wealth Mngmt. Stifel Financial holds 0.1% or 522,254 shares. Guggenheim Ltd Liability reported 1.19M shares. Insiders ownership held at 0.10% in the company. (NYSE:C) for 6,389 shares. 7,962 were reported by Perritt Capital. Its down 52.17% from 11,500 shares previously.

Among 15 analysts covering Enbridge Inc. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. Therefore 53% are positive. Citigroup Inc. had 116 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. The market capitalization of the company is $767.83 Million. (NYSE:CFG) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 12 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Raymond James Trust acquired 19,550 shares as Pfizer Inc (PFE)'s stock declined 3.45%.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Given Hold Rating at Royal Bank of Canada" was first posted by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. Piper Jaffray maintained Pfizer Inc. As per Monday, October 12, the company rating was upgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann. Sandler O'Neill maintained Citigroup Inc. Comparatively, CFG is expected to grow at a 21.73% annual rate. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, January 25 by Canaccord Genuity. (NYSE:CFG) on Monday, October 26 with "Sector Perform" rating.

The average investment recommendation on a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell) is 2.00 for SYF and 2.40 for CFG, which implies that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for CFG. Citizens Financial Group had 82 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, January 5 report. Artisan Prns Limited Partnership stated it has 0.64% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Citizens Financial Group by 128.4% during the 4th quarter. The stock of Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 26. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, January 19 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, August 11 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 50 investors sold CFG shares while 178 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. Pictet State Bank And Trust Limited reported 44,250 shares. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab invested 0.48% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) recently closed with rise of 0.39% to its 20-Day Simple Moving Average. It also reduced Fifth Street Finance Corp (NASDAQ:FSC) stake by 93,580 shares and now owns 715,931 shares. Gam Ag reported 0.03% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 1,262 shares. Roffman Miller Associate Inc Pa stated it has 14,232 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings. The Ohio-based Fsi Grp Ltd Co has invested 4.34% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of Australia has invested 0.04% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Victory Cap Mgmt has invested 0.59% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 71,512 shares. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in Citizens Financial Group by 315.8% during the 4th quarter. Moreover, Comm Bancorp has 0% invested in Hexcel Corporation (NYSE:HXL) for 6,468 shares. Brinker Capital has 0.01% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Conning stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Wafra Investment Advisory Group Inc, which manages about $7.55B and $2.06B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Celgene Corp. Comcast Corp (NASDAQ:CMCSA) was reduced too.

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