Citigroup (C) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.18

Media stories about Citigroup (NYSE:C) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Citigroup earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1924990531848 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Citigroup (C) traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $77.39. The stock had a trading volume of 15,420,833 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,710,000. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $204,620.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -26.78, a PEG ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.56. Citigroup has a fifty-two week low of $55.23 and a fifty-two week high of $78.44.

Citigroup (NYSE:C) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.19 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $17.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.23 billion. Citigroup had a positive return on equity of 7.36% and a negative net margin of 7.05%. The company’s revenue was up 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.14 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Citigroup will post 6.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 5th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.65%. Citigroup’s dividend payout ratio is presently -44.29%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on C. Nomura set a $87.00 price objective on Citigroup and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank set a $74.00 price objective on Citigroup and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Co set a $100.00 price objective on Citigroup and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Citigroup in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Citigroup in a research note on Wednesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $79.30.

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About Citigroup

Citigroup Inc (Citi) is a financial services holding company. The Company’s whose businesses provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, trade and securities services and wealth management.

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