Analyst Ratings for Citizens Financial Group Inc. (CFG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. CFG had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 11 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CFG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 44, implying potential capital gains of 25.93 percent. The minimum price target given was 33, implying a possible loss of -5.55 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 3.25 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4.1 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.85 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.06 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 8 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

CFG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CFG has a PEG ratio of 2.04.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CFG hit 39.75 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.92. Currently the stock is 59.4 percent higher than its low, and 12.1 percent below the high. CFG has a P/E ratio of 14.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CFG value stock report compares CFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CFG is $17.75 billion. CFG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.