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Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 13214.34. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is 24.32 (with a change from open of -2.39%), this in conjunction with a target price of 25.93. Volume today has so far reached 2245651, with an average volume of about 5289.02. The GAP for this stock, is -1.35%.

The P/E ratio is 15.01, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.31. The current EPS for Citizens Financial Group, Inc., is 1.68, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -0.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -2.09%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Citizens Financial Group, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 10.86% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.55%. Quarter over quarter is 30.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 9.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been *TBA. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been *TBA.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 98.00%. Shares outstanding is 523.34, while shares float is at a value of 473.21. Float short for Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is 2.02% and the short ratio is 1.81.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.59, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.59. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 79.60%. The profit margin is 22.20%.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.60%, and on investment, 9.10%. Return on equity is 4.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.76. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.28, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.67 and Price/cash is 1.99, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 14.13.

The simple moving averages are 0.46% and 9.60% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.11% and the 52 week low is 36.23%.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.90%, with a current price of 24.32. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 24.90%. This is in an industry, Regional – Mid-Atlantic Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Regional – Mid-Atlantic Banks industry means that Citizens Financial Group, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.25%, with performance for the month coming to 2.56%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 20.95%, and for the half year the performance is 9.76%. Volatility for this week is 2.33% and for the month this is 2.12%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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