CIT Group Inc (DEL) (NYSE:CIT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday. The financial services provider reported $1.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.20, Briefing.com reports. CIT Group Inc (DEL) had a negative net margin of 20.50% and a positive return on equity of 5.66%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.65 earnings per share.

CIT Group Inc (CIT) opened at 47.51 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $47.61 and a 200-day moving average of $46.92. The firm’s market cap is $6.43 billion. CIT Group Inc has a 12 month low of $35.14 and a 12 month high of $50.40.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Friday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. This is an increase from CIT Group Inc (DEL)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.35%. CIT Group Inc (DEL)’s payout ratio is currently -18.02%.

CIT Group Inc (DEL) declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, June 28th that permits the company to repurchase $225.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to buy up to 2.3% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

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CIT has been the subject of several research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of CIT Group Inc (DEL) in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of CIT Group Inc (DEL) in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of CIT Group Inc (DEL) in a research note on Sunday, July 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CIT Group Inc (DEL) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of CIT Group Inc (DEL) in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.11.

In other news, insider James L. Hudak sold 2,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.18, for a total value of $96,978.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 57,083 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,636,092.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steve Solk sold 1,460 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.00, for a total transaction of $65,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 14,832 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $667,440. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.47% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

CIT Group Inc (DEL) Company Profile

CIT Group Inc (CIT) is a bank holding company (BHC) and a financial holding company (FHC). The Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides financing, leasing and advisory services to middle market companies in a range of industries in North America. The Company’s segments include Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Non-Strategic Portfolios, and Corporate and Other.

Earnings History for CIT Group Inc (DEL) (NYSE:CIT)

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