Is Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) Stock Cheap Or Risky?

At the last check on Friday, Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s (NYSE:CFG) stock was up $0.4, moving up 1.06 percent to $38.19. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,408,502 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.59 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,881,011, while in the previous 50 days, it was 7,182,586.

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Since last month, CFG stock retreated -7.60%. Shares of the company fell to $36.83 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $57.00 was reached on 01/18/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $36.83. Since the beginning of this year, CFG’s stock price has dropped by -20.02% or -$8.83, and marked a new high 10 times. However, the stock has declined by -33.00% since its 52-week high.

Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) last reported insider trading activity 17 days ago on Apr 26. Lillis Terrance, the Director of the company, purchased of 1,000 shares for $41.31 on Apr 26. It resulted in a $41,310 investment by the insider.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) has a P/E ratio of about 8.01. The stock’s beta is 1.41. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.92, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.80, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.15 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.39 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.39. On Friday January 17 2020, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 0.25, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.29. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 99.20%. Based on annual data, CFG earned $4.51 billion in gross profit and brought in $4.85 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 15.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 9.60%.

In Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $5.89 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Citizens Financial Group Inc. to report $0.92 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.93 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 1.10%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $495.45 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s (CFG) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 30.53%, the RSI 9-day stood at 35.59% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Citizens Financial Group Inc. price is down by -3.99% percent or -$1.59. At present, CFG shares trade -6.01% below its 20-day simple moving average and -13.65% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -23.46% below its SMA50 and -10.35% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 17.90% and Stochastic coefficient D was 13.04%, while ATR was 1.48. Given the Stochastic reading of 33.54% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 35.83%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.36, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.47.

Analyst Ratings

Citizens Financial Group Inc. downgraded its rating on Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CFG) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 11, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, CFG is a sell, and 5 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Citizens Financial Group Inc. stock as buy, with 12 recommending it as overweight.


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