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

September 12, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

 Discussion stirs around Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) this week; here is what analysts are saying.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 44 investors sold Citizens Financial Group Inc shares while 168 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. 469.78 million shares or 1.33% more from 463.61 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Tower Research Cap Llc (Trc) owns 17,409 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Pinebridge L P accumulated 276,443 shares or 0.29% of the stock. Delta Lloyd Nv holds 0.06% in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) or 57,094 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Management accumulated 944,618 shares. Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd reported 25,000 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi invested 0.01% in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG). Westpac Bk invested in 0% or 155,147 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG). United Kingdom-based Polar Llp has invested 0.01% in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG). Trexquant Invest Ltd Partnership has invested 0.07% in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG). Redwood Invests Limited Liability Co accumulated 352,501 shares or 1.13% of the stock. Cantab Capital Prns Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0% or 23,484 shares. Natixis accumulated 39,278 shares. Amp Capital Invsts Ltd holds 0.09% in Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) or 436,796 shares. Srb holds 5,347 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio.

Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 9 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 55 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, July 24 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, June 8 with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 14 by Credit Suisse. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, November 8 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, September 5 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, January 25. Bernstein downgraded Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) on Wednesday, November 16 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Outperform” on Monday, October 24. The rating was maintained by UBS on Monday, October 24 with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Tuesday, November 29. Below is a list of Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) latest ratings and price target changes.

07/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $37.0 Maintain
05/09/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Hold New Target: $35.0 Maintain
15/08/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0 Maintain
11/08/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $40.0000 Maintain
11/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $39.0000 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Maintain
23/07/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $37.0000 Maintain
28/06/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $35.0000 Maintain
21/06/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Maintain
08/06/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $39.0000 Maintain

About 2.14M shares traded. Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since September 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.26% the S&P500.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is a retail bank holding company. The company has market cap of $17.23 billion. The Firm operates through two divisions: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. It has a 14.68 P/E ratio. The Company’s Consumer Banking serves retail clients and small businesses.

Another recent and important Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) news was published by Bloomberg.com which published an article titled: “Citizens Financial Starts Robo-Adviser With SigFig Partnership” on September 06, 2017.

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