Citizens Finl Group INC (CFG) Holder Ejf Capital LLC Has Raised Its Stake

May 17, 2018 - By Christine McCrea

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 38 investors sold CFG shares while 197 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. 456.57 million shares or 2.62% less from 468.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fny Managed Accounts Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.02% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). 5.53M are owned by Geode Capital Mngmt Lc. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems reported 711,346 shares stake. Gulf Intl Natl Bank (Uk), a United Kingdom-based fund reported 159,171 shares. Sun Life Fincl stated it has 1,082 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Reinhart has invested 2.83% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Farmers Merchants Invests Inc has invested 0% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc reported 2.48 million shares stake. Mai Capital Management reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Epoch Inv Prtn has invested 0.5% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). M&T Fincl Bank Corp holds 0.02% or 85,179 shares in its portfolio. Trust Of Vermont accumulated 140 shares. Laffer invested in 0.5% or 47,600 shares. Advisors Asset Mngmt owns 8,916 shares. Moreover, Chevy Chase Hldg has 0.08% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG).

Emanuel J. Friedman increased its stake in Citizens Finl Group Inc (CFG) by 34.06% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ejf Capital Llc bought 461,457 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.44% with the market. The hedge fund run by Emanuel J. Friedman held 1.82M shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $76.26M, up from 1.36 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ejf Capital Llc who had been investing in Citizens Finl Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $42.49. About 2.88 million shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 21.47% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.92% the S&P500.

Ejf Capital Llc, which manages about $7.64 billion and $1.25B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Synovus Finl Corp (NYSE:SNV) by 540,000 shares to 360,002 shares, valued at $17.26 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 27 analyst reports since December 13, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank upgraded Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) on Wednesday, April 4 to “Buy” rating. On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Tuesday, December 12. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, April 20 by Vining Sparks. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $45.0 target in Sunday, January 21 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, April 9. The stock has “Hold” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, January 2. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, February 27. The stock of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, January 19. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, January 19.

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