Citigroup (NYSE:C) Receiving Neutral News Coverage, Study Shows
News headlines about Citigroup (NYSE:C) have been trending neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Citigroup earned a daily sentiment score of 0.43 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Citigroup’s score:
- Citigroup: Good, Just Not Inspiring (seekingalpha.com)
- These Are the Best Cities for Sports Fans (feedproxy.google.com)
- America’s Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now (feedproxy.google.com)
- An Okay Quarter From Citigroup Arguably Not Good Enough (seekingalpha.com)
- Citi Signs Agreement to Purchase 580 CrossPoint Parkway from Uniland (businesswire.com)
A number of brokerages have weighed in on C. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Citigroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 7th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $85.00 target price on shares of Citigroup and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 16th. UBS Group increased their target price on shares of Citigroup from $87.00 to $93.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 3rd. Barclays increased their target price on shares of Citigroup from $83.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 16th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $78.00 target price on shares of Citigroup and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Citigroup currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $79.75.
Citigroup (NYSE:C) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 15th. The financial services provider reported $2.07 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.95 by $0.12. Citigroup had a net margin of 18.24% and a return on equity of 10.10%. The company had revenue of $18.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.54 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.73 earnings per share. Citigroup’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Citigroup Inc will post 7.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, insider Michael Whitaker sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.03, for a total value of $465,225.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 93,848 shares in the company, valued at $5,821,391.44. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.09% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Citigroup Inc, a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates through two segments, Global Consumer Banking (GCB) and Institutional Clients Group (ICG).
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