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How to buy Citizens Financial Group stock
Learn how to easily invest in Citizens Financial Group stock.
Citizens Financial Group Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Citizens Financial Group shares (CFG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Citizens Financial Group employs 19,583 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7 billion.
How to buy shares in Citizens Financial Group
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CFG – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- CFG shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is CFG stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is CFG suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CFG shares over-valued?
- Citizens Financial Group's financials
- How volatile are CFG shares?
- Does Citizens Financial Group pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Citizens Financial Group stock price (NYSE: CFG)Use our graph to track the performance of CFG stocks over time.
Citizens Financial Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$32.99|
|52-week range||$33.79 - $55.39|
|50-day moving average||$37.52|
|200-day moving average||$43.14|
|Wall St. target price||$45.94|
|Dividend yield||$1.56 (4.88%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.93|
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Citizens Financial Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-21)||-9.59%|
|1 month (2022-08-24)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-06-28)||-10.21%|
|6 months (2022-03-28)||-30.82%|
|1 year (2021-09-28)||-30.33%|
|2 years (2020-09-28)||30.19%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||35.38|
|5 years (2017-09-28)||37.07|
Is Citizens Financial Group stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Citizens Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Citizens Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Citizens Financial Group's P/E ratio
Citizens Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Citizens Financial Group shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Citizens Financial Group's PEG ratio
Citizens Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2395. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Citizens Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Citizens Financial Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||36.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||$7.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.9%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.76%|
|Market capitalisation||$17.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Citizens Financial Group's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Citizens Financial Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Citizens Financial Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 30.85
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Citizens Financial Group's overall score of 30.85 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 48th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Citizens Financial Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Citizens Financial Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 5.37/100
Citizens Financial Group's environmental score of 5.37 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citizens Financial Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Citizens Financial Group's social score
Social score: 16.57/100
Citizens Financial Group's social score of 16.57 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citizens Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Citizens Financial Group's governance score
Governance score: 17.91/100
Citizens Financial Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Citizens Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Citizens Financial Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Citizens Financial Group scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Citizens Financial Group has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||30.85|
|Total ESG percentile||48.12|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||2|
Citizens Financial Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 40.25% of net profits
Recently Citizens Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 40.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citizens Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 4.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citizens Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.
While Citizens Financial Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Citizens Financial Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Citizens Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 15 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 31 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Citizens Financial Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Citizens Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.785 up to $55.3914. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Citizens Financial Group's is 1.3732. This would suggest that Citizens Financial Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Citizens Financial Group overview
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, National Association that provides retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, corporations, and institutions in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. The Consumer Banking segment offers deposit products, mortgage and home equity lending products, credit cards, business loans, wealth management, and investment services; and auto, education, and point-of-sale finance loans, as well as digital deposit products. This segment serves its customers through telephone service centers, as well as through its online and mobile platforms. The Commercial Banking segment provides various financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, and interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as syndicated loans, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity capital markets services. This segment serves government banking, not-for-profit, healthcare, technology, professionals, oil and gas, asset finance, franchise finance, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, private equity, and sponsor finance industries.
Citizens Financial Group in the news
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Citizens Financial Group Announces Prime Rate Change
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Citizens Financial Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.407% of Citizens Financial Group shares are held by insiders and 91.605% by institutions. How many people work for Citizens Financial Group?
Latest data suggests 19,583 work at Citizens Financial Group. When does the fiscal year end for Citizens Financial Group?
Citizens Financial Group's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Citizens Financial Group based?
Citizens Financial Group's address is: One Citizens Plaza, Providence, RI, United States, 02903 What is Citizens Financial Group's ISIN number?
Citizens Financial Group's international securities identification number is: US1746101054 What is Citizens Financial Group's CUSIP number?
Citizens Financial Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 174610105
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