EPS Estimates Lure Passive Investments: Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), UBS Group (NYSE:UBS)

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) [Trend Analysis] plunged reacts as active mover, shares a decrease -1.41% to traded at $35.01 and the percentage gap between open changing to regular change was -1.21%.

The CFG held a rough session during the week but was ready to get some critical analysis. The stock was assessed by a pool of analysts at WSJ and came out with some serious outcomes not to be avoided before making investment. The CFG ratings chart showed that 13 gave HOLD ratings for the current month.  For stocks’ current month, 10 analysts opted for BUY ratings. The stock price target chart showed average price target of 32.45 as compared to current price of 35.01.

Taking look on per share earnings estimates, its next year first quarter current estimate trend for EPS was for $0.48 and on annual basis FY 2016 estimate trends at current was for $1.91 as compared to one month ago of $1.91, and for next year per share earnings estimates have $2.16.

The firm past twelve months price to sales ratio was 4.40 and price to cash ratio remained 3.18. As far as the returns are concern, the return on equity was recorded as 4.90% and return on investment was 9.10% while its return on asset stayed at 0.70%. The firm has total debt to equity ratio measured as 0.60.

UBS Group AG (NYSE:UBS) [Trend Analysis] attempts to attain leading position in street, Shares price changes as it -1.43% to close at $16.54 with the total traded volume of 1.94 Million shares. Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the UBS. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.24 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.33. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $1.21 as compared to three months ago $1.20.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 19.82 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 15.31 as compared to current price of 16.54. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 8 analysts in current tenure as 1 analyst having overweight ratings, 11 recommend as HOLD, 3 stands at Underweight and 3 gave it as a SELL security for current period. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Hold by the pool of analysts. Its price to sales ratio ended at 4.95. UBS attains analyst recommendation of 4  with week performance of 7.15%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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