Were Analysts Bearish Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) This Week?

February 15, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

 Were Analysts Bearish Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) This Week?
Investors sentiment increased to 1.01 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, 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.
Elizabeth Park Capital Limited holds 4.32% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 293,755 shares. Pinnacle Ltd Com has 0.23% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 16,335 shares. Panagora Asset Management stated it has 2.17 million shares. Moreover, Credit Suisse Ag has 0.03% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 692,837 shares. Archford Capital Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.41% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Los Angeles Capital Management Equity Rech holds 42,035 shares. Parkwood Limited Liability Co has invested 0.03% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mngmt owns 25,940 shares or 0.1% of their US portfolio. State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.07% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Ledyard State Bank accumulated 110 shares or 0% of the stock. Cibc Asset owns 147,164 shares. Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life Co The has invested 0.15% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Cordasco Financial Networks reported 0% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). 95 were reported by Lenox Wealth Mngmt Inc. Comerica State Bank holds 0.04% or 149,733 shares in its portfolio.

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. Oppenheimer maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rating on Monday, January 25. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $27.0 target. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, October 6 with “Hold”. On Friday, January 19 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. Robert W. Baird maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rating on Friday, January 19. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $45.0 target. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, August 11. The firm has “Buy” rating by UBS given on Monday, October 24. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, August 10 by Bank of America. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, October 24 by Wedbush. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Piper Jaffray. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Thursday, September 3 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: Reuters.com which released: “BRIEF-Citizens Financial Group Q4 Earnings Per Share $1.35” on January 19, 2018, also Gurufocus.com published article titled: “Samlyn Capital, Llc Buys Citizens Financial Group Inc, UnitedHealth Group Inc …”, Nasdaq.com published: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Aon, Northwest Bancshares and Citizens Financial Group” on January 29, 2018. More interesting news about Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Eric Schuppenhauer Joins Citizens Bank as President of Home Mortgage” with publication date: February 13, 2018.

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