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.

CFG was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 44, which equates to a potential upside of 25.93 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 33, implying potential capital losses of -5.55 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 3.25 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 4.1 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.85 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.06 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 7 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 8 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CFG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.29 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CFG is 2.04.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CFG hit 39.75 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.92. Today's price is 59.4 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.1 percent below the high. CFG has a price/earnings 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.