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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CFG. The highest price target was 44, implying potential capital gains of 25.93 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 33, which equates to a potential downside 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. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.06 percent in FY estimates.

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.

Analysts estimate earnings of CFG to grow at a rate of 7.29 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CFG is 2.04.

CFG has traded between a high of 39.75 and a low of 21.92 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 59.4 percent, 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.