Citigroup Inc (C)

C (NYSE:Banking) EQUITY
$37.54
pos +0.00
+0.00%
Today's Range: 35.98 - 37.87 | C Avg Daily Volume: 23,164,500
Last Update: 02/12/16 - 4:00 PM EST
Volume: 0
YTD Performance: -27.46%
Open: $0.00
Previous Close: $34.98
52 Week Range: $34.52 - $60.95
Oustanding Shares: 2,978,990,460
Market Cap: 104,205,086,291
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for C
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 11 11 11 11
Moderate Buy 2 2 2 2
Hold 2 2 2 3
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.40 1.40 1.40 1.50
Latest Dividend: 0.05
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.57%
Dividend Ex-Date: 01/28/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 7.88
Price Earnings Comparisons:
C Sector Avg. S&P 500
7.88 0.00 26.86
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-29.78% -26.23% -15.36%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -2.20 -0.07 -0.03
Net Income 130.80 1.20 0.30
EPS 124.30 1.29 0.31
Earnings for C:
EBITDA 0.00B
Revenue 88.54B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.38 $1.33 $5.28 $5.85
Number of Analysts 9 8 10 7
High Estimate $1.48 $1.43 $5.64 $6.25
Low Estimate $1.20 $1.29 $5.05 $5.65
Prior Year $1.52 $1.45 $5.35 $5.28
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -9.28% -8.19% -1.40% 10.82%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 12, 2016 | 6:13 PM EST
As I wrote in my opener, "At a Good Turn, You Will Not Want to Buy," I chronicled gems from legendary technical analyst Wally Deemer and expressed the view that bottoms are rarely accompanied by optimism and buying -- though I am sure the storytellers in the business media likely already will have forgotten their Cassandra-like warnings of yesterday. We closed right on my Fair Market Value calculation of 1864! We closed nearly 60 handles from yesterday's lows/test. I consider today a successful test of the 1812 capitulation low of yesterday and 3 ½ weeks ago. Today's bounce showed how many were offsides and essentially immobilized by the recent declines. Many were clearly short equities and/or crude, and today's up move demonstrated how conservatively positioned the longs are. The contrary worked this week. Does that mean we go straight up?  Obviously not. As I posted, I thought it prudent to scale back my large long exposure to between small and medium in size in front of the weekend. Frankly, I want to enjoy myself and not worry about large positions. My long "Trade of the Week," Citigroup (C), at $37.70 provided no profits but it could have been worse; it closed the week down 15 cents after some drama!  My short "Trade of the Week," iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT), was a big win of $4 in about 24 hours. I closed it and my long ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) out.  The U.S. dollar strengthened. Crude was the standout asset class, up by $2.94 to $29.15. Gold gave back $8.60 Agricultural commodities flatlined, with wheat, corn, sugar, soybeans and oats unchanged. Lumber was up $2.10. Treasuries were nine to 10 basis points higher at the longer end  and the yield curve began to steepen from its flatness. Municipals got hit and so did closedend municipal bond funds. High yield was quite strong, maybe the largest gains in weeks. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up $1.17 and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 47 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) disappointed and was flat; I added to an already large holding. Jamie Dimon set the positive tone for banks this morning and so did the Deutsche Bank (DB) bond tender as well as the improvement in crude oil, and boy did the sector respond, with gains of 6% to 8%, albeit from depressed levels. Citigroup rose $2.50, JPMorgan Chase (JPM) was up $4.40 for its best day in five years, and Wells Fargo (WFC) and Comerica (CMA) also rose. I purchased depressed and controversial DB to add to my long list of bank longs. Brokerages shined, with 3% to 5% gains; see Dan Loeb on Morgan Stanley (MS) below. Life insurance stocks reversed yesterday's losses. I covered long-time life insurance shorts and purchased calls after 40% gains in only a few months. Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET) remain on my Best Ideas List because I plan to short strength. They're oversold for now, as was the market. I added to Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and Allstate (ALL) longs.  Retail was stronger despite some downgrades for Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY). The stocks are dirt cheap. I continue to hold Macy's (M) -- my favorite -- BBY and BBBY. Remodelers Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) had dead-cat bounces. Media, though higher, disappointed in its bounce-back. I remain short with small positions in Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS). Autos were higher. I covered General Motors (GM) today, but it is still on my Best Ideas List as I am a short-seller on 10% strength. Biotech was up 3%, with Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) and Allergan (AGN) performing better.  My 12-stock biotech basket did well. Large caps Celgene (CELG) and Gilead Sciences (GILD) were $2 to $3 higher. Speculative Acadia Pharmaceuticals (ACAD), Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) and Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) -- now up 10% from yesterday -- were stronger. (T)FANG was conspicuously weak, with negligible gains. Tesla (TSLA) was down on the day. The words in my opener rang true: "The market's former leaders (biotech, Internet, health care and consumer discretionary stocks) all seem to be in an initial leg down, but look like they're oversold and could have a weak bounce, with a test to come later. That could represent an important intermediate-term leadership change." Remember, leadership changes are typically not market-friendly.  Let's watch (T)FANG closely in the days ahead. NOSH members were all higher, but not materially so. CRABBY was happy with C, Radian Group (RDN), ALL and Alleghany (Y) faring well. Dan Loeb's Third Point just filed with 3 million shares of MS. He also increased his position in Dow Chemical (DOW). I sold two-thirds of my SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) long rental and half of my iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) at good prices and for profits. This, coupled with some short covers and additional buys (including ALL, BGB and HIG), moved me from a large to between small and medium in
By

Tom Graff

 | Feb 12, 2016 | 4:43 PM EST

I'm not interested in any variety of DB securities, but will add some financial bonds, here.

By

Antonia Oprita

 | Feb 12, 2016 | 8:00 AM EST

As financials have led the downside, "something much uglier could happen.," says this ETF manager.

By

Bob Byrne

 | Feb 12, 2016 | 7:00 AM EST

Lots of opportunities Thursday, but they were largely inconsequential.

By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 11, 2016 | 4:40 PM EST
1812 support from three weeks ago held, for now. QQQs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P)and Rs (Russell). An extreme in sentiment is developing, as is fear/panic. As a reflection, gold rallied by $55 at ounce to $1250. Silver was up a nickel The U.S. dollar continued to experience strength. Crude oil fell below $26 and was saved by a possible supply cut. The commodity closed at $26.80, down 65 cents on the day.  Natural gas was down a nickel. Bond ripped in premarket trading. The 10-year U.S. note yield fell to 1.53% and closed at 1.63%, for a change of eight basis points. The 30-year U.S. bond closed with a yield of 2.485%, down by only four basis points in yield. The yield curve continues to flatten, serving as a headwind to banks and life insurance companies. Lincoln National (LNC) was down by nearly $4 a share.  I shorted more Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). As a bank trader said to me today, "For Lent I am giving up hope." Municipals were well-bid but closed-end municipal bond funds dipped small. High yield continued junky. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 52 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 24 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) slipped by a penny. Agricultural commodities: wheat down three cents, corn up a penny, soybeans up 11 cents. Lumber was down $3.20. Retail was broadly lower. Remodelers continue to lag after a period of superior performance. Biotech was lower, but iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) finished well off the morning lows. Allergan (AGN), Celgene (CELG) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) got hurt.  Energy stocks for the second day in a row rallied despite lower crude prices. Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 60 cents and Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.45. Old tech showed some life, with Intel (INTC), Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the green, but IBM (IBM) continued to make new lows, down $2.50. Consumer staples weakened -- Procter & Gamble (PG) lost $1.65 and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) was down $3.60. Serial underperformers Radian Group (RDN) and Potash (POT) were higher on the day. (T)FANG did well absolutely and relatively with all components but Netflix (NFLX) higher. NOSH was all about O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), which I highlighted in a post, and it tacked on $5 from that point. The other components were lower. CRABBY was mixed, but Citigroup (C) weighed the acronym down. I created a small basket of conservative -- Gilead Sciences (GILD) and CELG, for example -- and speculative biotech names rather than just buying IBB. Some of the spec names, such as Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and Otonomy (OTIC), had nice turnarounds from my early-morning cost basis. I stopped myself out of my iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) long, but went back in at about the same price. I added again to C and Bank of America (BAC). My short "Trade of the Week" was shorting iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) at $135.60. TLT closed $2 lower than my cost basis. Rev's technical insights
By

Bob Byrne

 | Feb 11, 2016 | 7:00 AM EST

Different time frames have the same result.

By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 10, 2016 | 3:48 PM EST
The U.S. dollar reversed the recent trend and increased in value relative to the euro today. There were three dips today, and all of them held as the market bent a bit but didn't break. However, as of 3:15 p.m. ET, SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) was at the low of the day. The Russell's $95 support held from yesterday. Qs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P)and Rs (Russell) today.  Bonds didn't cooperate and moved higher in price and lower in yield. As The Lindsey Group's Peter Boockvar mentioned, the yield curve flattened. The 10- and 30-year yields dropped another two to three basis points. Municipals, however, had a bid to them and the closed-end municipal bond funds continued on their spree. High yield was flat as a pancake and so was Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB). iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) were marginally higher. Gold was down for the second day in a row, off $6.20). Boca Biff is squawking! Crude oil dropped by 30 cents, closing at $27.64, and natural gas was down a nickel. In the agricultural commodities, wheat was three pennies higher, corn and soybeans are flat. Lumber was down by $3.30. Bank stocks couldn't hold the early gains and are flat on the day as the flattening yield curve weighs on the sector. Brokerages were slight up on the day; Goldman Sachs (GS) was up $1.60). Private equity did well after a Carlyle repurchase announcement. Blackstone Group (BX) was up 2%. Alternative asset manager Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) was up by nearly $2. Energy stocks showed small losses. Retail was fractionally better after a few days of schmeissing. Old tech was mixed -- IBM (IBM) was down $3 and was a low light. Media was weighed down again by Disney (DIS) -- here is my write-up on the company -- and some old-media stocks. Twenty-First Century Fox (FOX) and CBS (CBS) shares prospered. Biotech was strong -- up 2.5%. Allergan (AGN) was the standout, up $7). My spec, Intrexon (XON), faltered after a "yuge" run.  (T)FANG was higher, led by Netflix (NFLX), but Tesla (TSLA) continues its death spiral. I remain short both. NOSH was tasty, with broad gains in Nike (NKE), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), Starbucks (SBUX) and Home Depot (HD). CRABBY was stronger. I bought SPY and iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) on the dips today. My "Trade of the Week" is Citigroup (C), but we need some help on the interest rate front for this to work over the near term. Stil
By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 10, 2016 | 12:16 PM EST
My "Trade of the Week" this week is Citigroup (C) at $37.70 a share.
By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 10, 2016 | 10:45 AM EST
Among individual stocks, I added to my longs of Bank of America (BAC), BB&T Corp. (BBT), the Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit closed-end fund (BGB), Citigroup (C), Oaktree Capital (OAK), Regions Financial (RF) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Among ETFs, I used the morning's dip to
By

Jim Cramer

 | Feb 10, 2016 | 7:07 AM EST

This sector has been beaten up too much. 

Judge Smails embarrassed me into writing it!

Some pretty obvious selling in the FATMAN names vs the Nasdaq futures post regular session...
You can see the time/price support on the daily chart of SPX below. It also shows you the ...

$185.80
Exhausted and a long weekend.
Column up shortly
Sold some IWM as well.

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