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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 17,366 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Citizens Financial Group stock price (NYSE: CFG)

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Citizens Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$55.67
52-week range$33.84 - $56.40
50-day moving average $49.03
200-day moving average $46.78
Wall St. target price$57.97
PE ratio 11.3153
Dividend yield $1.56 (2.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.98

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Citizens Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $55.67 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) 0.83%
1 month (2021-12-17) 22.46%
3 months (2021-10-19) 13.38%
6 months (2021-07-19) 35.12%
1 year (2021-01-19) 36.35%
2 years (2020-01-17) 36.21%
3 years (2019-01-18) 57.13%
5 years (2017-01-19) 60.29%

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 11x. In other words, Citizens Financial Group shares trade at around 11x 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 0.94. 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 $6.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 41.53%
Gross profit TTM $5.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.23%
Return on equity TTM 9.78%
Profit margin 32.56%
Book value $50.23
Market capitalisation $24 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

Citizens Financial Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 30.85
Total ESG percentile 48.12
Environmental score 5.37
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 16.57
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 17.91
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Citizens Financial Group share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.41% of net profits

Recently Citizens Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 30.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% 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 2.77% 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 11 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 October 2021 (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 $33.8389 up to $56.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CFG.US volatility(beta: 1.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.5727. 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 in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. The Consumer Banking segment offers traditional banking products and services, including checking and savings accounts, home and education loans, credit cards, business loans, mortgage and home equity lending, and unsecured product finance and personal loans, as well as wealth management and investment services to retail customers and small businesses. This segment also provides indirect auto finance for new and used vehicles through auto dealerships. The Commercial Banking segment offers various financial products and solutions, such as loans and leasing, trade finance, deposit and treasury management, cash management, and foreign exchange and interest rate risk management solutions; and loan syndications, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities. It 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.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Citizens Financial Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.454% of Citizens Financial Group shares are held by insiders and 97.324% by institutions.
How many people work for Citizens Financial Group?
Latest data suggests 17,366 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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