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How to buy Citigroup (C) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Citigroup stocks.
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 $64.91 – an increase of 1.75% over the previous week. Citigroup employs 220,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $75.4 billion.
How to buy shares in Citigroup
- Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – C – 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
Is it a good time to buy Citigroup stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Citigroup?
- Has coronavirus impacted Citigroup shares?
- Citigroup shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Citigroup stock a buy or sell?
- Citigroup performance over time
- Is Citigroup suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Citigroup shares over-valued?
- Citigroup's financials
- How volatile are Citigroup shares?
- Does Citigroup pay a dividend?
- Have Citigroup shares ever split?
- Other common questions
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 negative movement.
Its last market close was $66.93, which is 12.44% down on its pre-crash value of $76.44 and 109.16% 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 $890.84.
Citigroup stock price (NYSE:C)Use our graph to track the performance of C stocks over time.
Citigroup shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$66.93|
|52-week range||$56.17 - $79.12|
|50-day moving average||$64.38|
|200-day moving average||$70.00|
|Wall St. target price||$80.14|
|Dividend yield||$2.04 (3.1%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$10.56|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Citigroup price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-10)||1.36%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||12.41%|
|3 months (2021-10-15)||-7.41%|
|6 months (2021-07-17)||-4.94%|
|1 year (2021-01-15)||4.20%|
|2 years (2020-01-16)||-17.37%|
|3 years (2019-01-16)||7.62%|
|5 years (2017-01-13)||12.24%|
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 6x. In other words, Citigroup shares trade at around 6x 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.
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 0.6745. 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 Citigroup's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||$75.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||38.42%|
|Gross profit TTM||$58.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.01%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.69%|
|Market capitalisation||$130.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 12/31/2018) 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.
Citigroup share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 19.1% of net profits
Recently Citigroup has paid out, on average, around 19.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.1% 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 3.1% 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 23 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Citigroup's shares ever split?
Citigroup's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 8 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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Citigroup shares which in turn could have impacted Citigroup's share price.
Citigroup share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Citigroup's shares have ranged in value from as little as $56.1739 up to $79.1214. 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 Citigroup's is 1.7932. This would suggest that Citigroup's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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.
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