Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) Upgraded to "Outperform" at Sanford C. Bernstein

Caterpillar Inc Del now has $71.50 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.42% or $0.5 reaching $120.98. Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) has risen 47.53% since September 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.86% the S&P500. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $40.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Therefore 42% are positive.

Price Michael F decreased Citizens Financial Group (CFG) stake by 34.29% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "market perform" rating and set a $39.00 price objective (up from $38.00) on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. The value of the total investment in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. went from $81,315,000 to $64,654,000 a change of 20.5% quarter over quarter. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer given on Monday, January 25. Standpoint Research downgraded the shares of MBT in report on Friday, April 7 to "Hold" rating. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, June 8 report. Pax World Management Llc who had been investing in Citizens Financial Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $17.60B market cap company. On Monday, October 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Citigroup to "Buy". The business had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.40 billion.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.30, from 1.3 in 2016Q3. 104 funds opened positions while 291 raised stakes. 410.43 million shares or 3.17% more from 397.80 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. It worsened, as 44 investors sold CFG shares while 168 reduced holdings. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 97,990 shares. & Management reported 350 shares. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 12,875 shares of the bank's stock valued at $459,000 after purchasing an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. It also upped Monster Beverage Corp stake by 9,039 shares and now owns 16,238 shares. Delta Lloyd Nv stated it has 57,094 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. About 4.37M shares traded or 54.42% up from the average. (NYSE:CAT). Girard Prtn holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Advantus Capital Management owns 51,231 shares. Sigma Inv Counselors has invested 0.47% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT). Community National Bank & Trust Of Raymore invested 3.5% of its portfolio in Caterpillar Inc. Smithfield Trust Co. boosted its stake in shares of Citizens Financial Group by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) was raised too.

Analysts await Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) to report earnings on October, 24 before the open. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 23.08% or $0.12 from last year's $0.52 per share. CFG's profit will be $320.36 million for 13.73 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual earnings per share reported by Citizens Financial Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.59% EPS growth. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 41% are positive. As per Thursday, March 24, the company rating was upgraded by OTR Global. Susquehanna maintained Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:CAT) on Wednesday, July 27 with "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by Imperial Capital on Friday, October 23 with "In-Line". It also increased its holding in Bank Of America Corp. The rating was upgraded by Tigress Financial to "Buy" on Monday, July 31. The stock of Caterpillar Inc. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, November 24. (NYSE:CAT) rating on Wednesday, October 12. Barclays Capital has "Equal-Weight" rating and $90 target. Canaccord Genuity upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $55 target in Monday, May 8 report. About 6.79 million shares traded or 59.39% up from the average. Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG) has risen 50.96% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q4 2016. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.07%.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc is a retail bank holding company. 95 funds opened positions while 142 raised stakes. Sunbelt Secs reported 298 shares. Rbf Ltd has 10,000 shares. Virtus Invest Advisers reported 0.12% stake. Cambridge Invest Rech accumulated 22,657 shares. (NYSE:SWK). Proshare Advsr Limited Liability reported 458,300 shares. Ifc Holdings Fl holds 55,132 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Sigma Planning Corporation holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Fluor Corporation (NEW) (NYSE:FLR) for 8,369 shares. Evercore Wealth Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 0% or 879 shares. The original version of this report can be accessed at

Citizens Financial Group announced that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, June 28th that permits the company to repurchase $850.00 million in outstanding shares.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc is a retail bank holding company in the United States. The company has market cap of $17.33 billion. The Company delivers a range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, institutions and companies. It has a 14.73 P/E ratio. The Company operates in two segments: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking.

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