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How to buy Citigroup stock in Canada | $79.49

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Citigroup is a banks-diversified business based in the US. Citigroup stocks (C.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $67.73 – an increase of 0.99% over the previous week. Citigroup employs 214,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $71.7 billion.

How to buy Citigroup stock in Canada

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: C in this case.
  5. Research Citigroup stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Citigroup stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted Citigroup's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Citigroup's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $79.49, which is 3.84% up on its pre-crash value of $76.44 and 148.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $32.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Citigroup stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $471.04 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,058.01.

Citigroup stock price

Use our graph to track the performance of C stocks over time.

Citigroup stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-29.
Latest market close$79.49
52-week range$39.5964 - $80.29
50-day moving average $69.746
200-day moving average $70.3302
Wall St. target price$84.54
PE ratio 7.0531
Dividend yield $2.04 (3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.756

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Is it a good time to buy Citigroup stock?

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Citigroup price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $79.49

1 month (2021-07-02) 12.90%
3 months (2021-05-03) 10.85%

Is Citigroup under- or over-valued?

Valuing Citigroup stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Citigroup's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Citigroup's P/E ratio

Citigroup's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Citigroup stocks trade at around 7x 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 stocks or simply that they're under-valued.

Citigroup's PEG ratio

Citigroup's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9612. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Citigroup's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Citigroup financials

Revenue TTM USD$71.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 37.74%
Gross profit TTM USD$58.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.95%
Return on equity TTM 10.97%
Profit margin 30.12%
Book value $90.864
Market capitalisation USD$139.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Citigroup stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "C.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 33.0 million Citigroup stocks held short by investors – that's known as Citigroup's "short interest". This figure is 7.9% up from 30.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Citigroup stocks can be evaluated.

Citigroup's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Citigroup's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Citigroup stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Citigroup stocks traded daily (recently around 25.8 million). Citigroup's SIR currently stands at 1.28. In other words for every 100,000 Citigroup stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 1280 stocks are currently held short.

However Citigroup's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Citigroup stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Citigroup stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Citigroup's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Citigroup stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0163% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Citigroup stocks, roughly 16 stocks are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Citigroup.

Find out more about how you can short Citigroup stock.

Citigroup'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 Citigroup.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Citigroup's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Citigroup's overall score of 29.34 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Citigroup 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.).

Citigroup's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.97/100

Citigroup's environmental score of 2.97 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citigroup is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Citigroup's social score

Social score: 14.93/100

Citigroup's social score of 14.93 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citigroup is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Citigroup's governance score

Governance score: 16.44/100

Citigroup's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Citigroup is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Citigroup's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Citigroup scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Citigroup has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Citigroup Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.34
Total ESG percentile 46.36
Environmental score 2.97
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.93
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 16.44
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 4

Citigroup stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.54% of net profits

Recently Citigroup has paid out, on average, around 19.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citigroup shareholders could enjoy a 3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citigroup's case, that would currently equate to about $2.04 per share.

While Citigroup's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Citigroup is investing more in its future growth.

Citigroup's most recent dividend payout was on 27 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 30 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Citigroup stocks ever split?

Citigroup stocks were split on a 1:10 basis on 9 May 2011. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Citigroup stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Citigroup stocks which in turn could have impacted Citigroup's stock price.

Citigroup stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Citigroup's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $39.5964 up to $80.29. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

C.US volatility(beta: 1.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Citigroup's is 1.8961. This would suggest that Citigroup's stocks are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Citigroup overview

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Global Consumer Banking (GCB) and Institutional Clients Group (ICG). The GCB segment offers traditional banking services to retail customers through retail banking, Citi-branded cards, and Citi retail services. It also provides various banking, credit card, lending, and investment services through a network of local branches, offices, and electronic delivery systems. The ICG segment offers wholesale banking products and services, including fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services to corporate, institutional, public sector, and high-net-worth clients. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 2,303 branches primarily in the United States, Mexico, and Asia. Citigroup Inc. was founded in 1812 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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