Can Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) Keep Its Momentum?

KOCH CHARLES JOHN, Director, added 15,000 shares of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) to its portfolio at the rate of $32.45 per share valuing $486,750 on Aug 20. The insider has now 68,781 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $36.67, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $37.14. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $35.71 and a 2nd Support Level at $35.22. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) was $36.21. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) stock has gained $2.96, or 8.90%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $2.90, or 8.71%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $1.37, or 3.93%. This year-to-date, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) shares have gained $6.48, or 21.80%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, Hold % of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “.” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 447,087 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $16,220,316K. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) generates $7,354 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,721 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -11.75%, a 3-Year Total Return of 50.25%, and a 5-year Total Return of 0.00%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.360 per share on 07/30/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 3.97%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.44.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 06/19, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) reported earnings of $0.96 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.94 per share, representing a 0.02 difference and 2.13% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 03/19, the reported earnings of $0.93 represented a 0.04 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.89 per share, which was a 4.49% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.97 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.99 and the low estimate was $0.94. In the year-ago quarter, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) generated per-share earnings of $0.93. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +4.30%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 12 purchases (15,840 shares in total) and 0 sale (0 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 34 insider buys amounting to 56,556 shares and 2 insider sales amounting to 79,758 shares. In the past full year, 73 insider purchases were made (involving 537,640 shares) and 12 insider sell-offs equivalent to 260,859 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) has a Current Ratio of 0.04. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 82.83, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 45.30, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 10.69. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 72.25.