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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CFG. The maximum price target given was 44, implying potential capital gains of 25.93 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 2.85 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.06 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of CFG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.29 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CFG has a PEG ratio of 2.04.

CFG has a 52-week high of 39.75 and a 52-week low of 21.92. Today's price is 59.4 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.1 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $17.75 billion. CFG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.