Citigroup Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (NYSE:C)
Shares of Citigroup (NYSE:C) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the thirty-three analysts that are currently covering the company, AR Network reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation, nineteen have issued a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $58.81.
Citigroup (NYSE:C) traded down 2.30% on Monday, hitting $46.34. 42,995,248 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Citigroup has a one year low of $40.28 and a one year high of $55.28. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $51. and a 200-day moving average of $50.81. The company has a market cap of $140.4 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.73.
Citigroup (NYSE:C) last released its earnings data on Thursday, January 16th. The company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.30. The company had revenue of $17.90 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.18 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.69 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Citigroup will post $5.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, February 28th. Investors of record on Monday, February 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.09%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 30th.
C has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Thomson Reuters/Verus downgraded shares of Citigroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Monday. Separately, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of Citigroup to a “priority list” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday. Finally, analysts at Rafferty Capital Markets downgraded shares of Citigroup from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday, January 29th.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) is a global diversified financial services holding company whose businesses provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services and wealth management.
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