Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Headlines about Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) have been trending positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Citizens Financial Group (NYSE CFG) opened at 37.07 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $18.78 billion, a PE ratio of 17.08 and a beta of 1.33. Citizens Financial Group has a 1-year low of $19.52 and a 1-year high of $39.75. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $35.34 and a 200 day moving average price of $35.93.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 20th. The bank reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $1.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.34 billion. Citizens Financial Group had a return on equity of 5.69% and a net margin of 19.18%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Citizens Financial Group will post $2.45 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on CFG shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $39.00 target price on Citizens Financial Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $38.00 price objective (down previously from $40.00) on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a report on Friday, April 21st. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Rafferty Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective (up previously from $36.00) on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a report on Monday, April 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.53.

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About Citizens Financial Group

Citizens Financial Group, Inc is a retail bank holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. Its Consumer Banking serves retail customers and small businesses. Consumer Banking products and services include deposit products, mortgage and home equity lending, auto financing, student loans, personal unsecured lines and loans, credit cards, business loans, wealth management and investment services.

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