Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.38

Media headlines about Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Citizens Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3395320807323 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of Citizens Financial Group stock opened at $41.48 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $20,214.24, a PE ratio of 16.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 1.41. Citizens Financial Group has a 12 month low of $31.51 and a 12 month high of $48.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 19th. The bank reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.45 billion. Citizens Financial Group had a net margin of 25.60% and a return on equity of 6.73%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Citizens Financial Group will post 3.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Citizens Financial Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $42.21.

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Citizens Financial Group Company Profile

Citizens Financial Group, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, National Association and Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania that provide retail and commercial banking products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking.

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