Citigroup on the Street: What the Analysts Say



Analysts’ ratings

So far in August 2017, 17 of the 28 analysts covering Citigroup (C) (~60.7%) have given the stock “buy” or “strong buy” ratings. Nine analysts have awarded it “hold” ratings, and two analysts have given it “underperform” or “sell” ratings. Citigroup’s mean price target is $71.62 per share, implying a 4.0% rise from its current level.

Citigroup’s overall rating has deteriorated marginally. Its “strong buy” or “buy” ratings fell from 18 to 17 analysts. “Underperform” or “sell” ratings have remained stable at two, reflecting a limited upside from current levels.

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How the industry is rated

For Bank of America (BAC), 22 of the 30 analysts covering the stock gave it “buy” or “strong buy” ratings. Seven analysts gave the stock a “hold,” and one analyst rated it a “sell.”

For JPMorgan Chase (JPM), 14 of the 27 analysts covering the stock rated it a “buy” or “strong buy,” while 12 analysts rated it a “hold,” and one rated it a “sell.”

For Wells Fargo (WFC), 12 of the 29 analysts covering the stock gave it “buy” or “strong buy” ratings, while 12 analysts gave it a “hold” rating, and five gave it “underperform” or “sell” ratings.

Together, Citigroup’s peers account for 28.3% of the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF).


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