The Albatross Around Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) And American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL)

18 analysts out of 21 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) as a Buy, while 0 see it as a Sell. The rest 3 describe it as a Hold. CFG stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $35.49. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $34.835. Analysts have set CFG’s consensus price at $41.6, effectively giving it a 19.13% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $53 (up 51.78% from current price levels).

It is expected that in Mar 2019 quarter CFG will have an EPS of $0.88, suggesting a 12.82% growth. For Jun 2019 is projected at $0.96. It means that there could be a 9.09% growth in the quarter. Yearly earnings are expected to rise by 8.99% to about $3.88. As for the coming year, growth will be about 7.73%, lifting earnings to $4.18. RSI after the last trading period was 41.97. CFG recorded a change of -5.47% over the past week and returned -4.46% over the last three months while the CFG stock’s monthly performance revealed a shift in price of 1.57%. The year to date (YTD) performance stands at 17.46%, and the bi-yearly performance specified an activity trend of -15.3% while the shares have moved -22.95% for the past 12 months.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) currently trades at $34.92, which is lower by -2.27% its previous price. It has a total of 461.51 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.71. The company’s stock volume dropped to 4.45 million, worse than 5.29 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day decrease of about -5.47% in its price means CFG is now 17.46% higher on year-to-date. The shares had marked a $46.66 52-week high price and the 52 week low of $27.62. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of -22.95 over the last 12 months.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG)’s EPS was $0.96 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.71. That means that its growth in general now stands at 35%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.94 given by the analysts brought a positive surprise of 2%. CFG Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.59 billion, compared to $1.47 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 9% growth rate. The company’s $0.12 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) shares depreciated -1.65% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to -9.57%. AAL’s price now at $32.22 is weaker than the 50-day average of $34.14. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $37.17 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 445.36 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 449.81 million. The company’s management holds a total of 1%, while institutional investors hold about 80.1% of the remaining shares. AAL share price finished last trade -8.91% below its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -13.46%, while closing the session with -5.54% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) shares were last observed trading -43.91% down since March 13, 2018 when the peak of $57.44 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -12.75% puts AAL performance for the year now at 0.34%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 11.84%, a 52-week worst price since Jan. 03, 2019. However, it is losing value with -20.97% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $31.1 and $31.66. The immediate resistance area is now $32.74 Williams’s %R (14) for AAL moved to 88.21 while the stochastic %K points at 6.43.

AAL’s beta is 1.54; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $3.04 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $10.94 billion, which was 3% versus $10.6 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.04 compared to $0.95 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 9% year-over-year earnings per share growth. AAL’s ROA is 2.6%, lower than the 5.04% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 5.14%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) are around $0.62 per share in three months through March with $2.15 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -17.33% and 31.9%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be 32.75%, the target being $6.04 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 4.64%, more likely to see it hit the $6.32 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 3.2%. AAL ranks lower in comparison to an average of 5.93% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 7.58%.