Citizens Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rose 2.7% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $21.36 and last traded at $21.12, with a volume of 2,808,499 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $20.56.

CFG has been the topic of several research reports. Wells Fargo & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a research note on Saturday, July 9th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet upgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 13th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “hold” rating on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a research note on Sunday, April 17th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a research note on Saturday, July 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.53.

The firm has a market capitalization of $11.10 billion and a PE ratio of 13.28. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $21.28 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.69.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.39 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $1.23 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.23 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Citizens Financial Group Inc. will post $1.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have bought and sold shares of CFG. Monashee Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Citizens Financial Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,310,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. increased its stake in Citizens Financial Group by 31.3% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 65,864 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,725,000 after buying an additional 15,700 shares in the last quarter. Tradition Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Citizens Financial Group during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,746,000. Klingman & Associates LLC increased its stake in Citizens Financial Group by 1,777.8% in the fourth quarter. Klingman & Associates LLC now owns 84,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,213,000 after buying an additional 80,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC increased its stake in Citizens Financial Group by 55.4% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 103,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,722,000 after buying an additional 37,034 shares in the last quarter.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc is a retail bank holding company in the United States. The Company offers a range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, institutions and companies. The Company operates approximately 1,200 branches in an 11-state footprint across the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

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