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Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Competitors

$35.34
+0.23 (+0.65%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

CFG vs. NTRS, ALLY, EWBC, STT, MTB, FCNCA, CBSH, FITB, WAL, and BPOP

Should you be buying Citizens Financial Group stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Citizens Financial Group include Northern Trust (NTRS), Ally Financial (ALLY), East West Bancorp (EWBC), State Street (STT), M&T Bank (MTB), First Citizens BancShares (FCNCA), Commerce Bancshares (CBSH), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Western Alliance Bancorporation (WAL), and Popular (BPOP). These companies are all part of the "state commercial banks" industry.

Citizens Financial Group vs.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) and Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) are both large-cap financial services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, media sentiment, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, community ranking, analyst recommendations and profitability.

94.9% of Citizens Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.2% of Northern Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Citizens Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Northern Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Citizens Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Northern Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Citizens Financial Group pays out 60.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Northern Trust pays out 66.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Citizens Financial Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

In the previous week, Northern Trust had 3 more articles in the media than Citizens Financial Group. MarketBeat recorded 10 mentions for Northern Trust and 7 mentions for Citizens Financial Group. Northern Trust's average media sentiment score of 0.99 beat Citizens Financial Group's score of 0.99 indicating that Northern Trust is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Citizens Financial Group
5 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Northern Trust
6 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Citizens Financial Group has higher revenue and earnings than Northern Trust. Citizens Financial Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Northern Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Citizens Financial Group$12.19B1.32$1.61B$2.7612.81
Northern Trust$12.12B1.41$1.11B$4.5318.39

Citizens Financial Group currently has a consensus target price of $37.73, indicating a potential upside of 6.76%. Northern Trust has a consensus target price of $84.92, indicating a potential upside of 1.93%. Given Citizens Financial Group's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Citizens Financial Group is more favorable than Northern Trust.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Citizens Financial Group
0 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.44
Northern Trust
2 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.10

Citizens Financial Group has a net margin of 11.52% compared to Northern Trust's net margin of 7.59%. Northern Trust's return on equity of 12.57% beat Citizens Financial Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Citizens Financial Group11.52% 6.62% 0.64%
Northern Trust 7.59%12.57%0.91%

Citizens Financial Group has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Northern Trust has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Citizens Financial Group received 128 more outperform votes than Northern Trust when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.58% of users gave Citizens Financial Group an outperform vote while only 41.79% of users gave Northern Trust an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Citizens Financial GroupOutperform Votes
520
62.58%
Underperform Votes
311
37.42%
Northern TrustOutperform Votes
392
41.79%
Underperform Votes
546
58.21%

Summary

Citizens Financial Group beats Northern Trust on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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CFG vs. The Competition

MetricCitizens Financial GroupBanks IndustryFinancial SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$16.08B$5.17B$3.21B$17.75B
Dividend Yield4.68%3.69%4.58%3.49%
P/E Ratio12.81105.91479.4425.60
Price / Sales1.3229.802,437.1610.40
Price / Cash8.0335.9447.4319.57
Price / Book0.740.701.565.92
Net Income$1.61B$847.77M$347.62M$976.87M
7 Day Performance-4.88%1.15%6.53%-1.58%
1 Month Performance-0.49%1.65%2.33%3.14%
1 Year Performance31.25%4.60%24.84%22.87%

Citizens Financial Group Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NTRS
Northern Trust
2.3924 of 5 stars
$84.60
+0.2%
$84.92
+0.4%
+16.8%$17.31B$12.12B18.6823,100Positive News
ALLY
Ally Financial
4.8572 of 5 stars
$39.36
-0.2%
$38.47
-2.3%
+46.5%$11.96B$8.21B16.0711,100
EWBC
East West Bancorp
4.2939 of 5 stars
$76.02
-0.5%
$84.08
+10.6%
+47.8%$10.58B$3.99B9.573,206Positive News
STT
State Street
4.714 of 5 stars
$77.08
-0.1%
$84.04
+9.0%
+12.5%$23.22B$18.37B14.4346,000Positive News
MTB
M&T Bank
4.9179 of 5 stars
$153.47
+0.8%
$158.48
+3.3%
+24.0%$25.61B$12.75B10.3822,223Dividend Increase
FCNCA
First Citizens BancShares
4.7485 of 5 stars
$1,777.41
+0.8%
$1,829.90
+3.0%
+37.8%$25.81B$12.09B9.8716,021Positive News
CBSH
Commerce Bancshares
4.2243 of 5 stars
$56.87
+0.3%
$55.29
-2.8%
+14.8%$7.37B$1.59B15.864,728Positive News
FITB
Fifth Third Bancorp
4.7036 of 5 stars
$38.04
+0.7%
$36.50
-4.0%
+46.9%$26.02B$8.42B12.0818,724
WAL
Western Alliance Bancorporation
4.9212 of 5 stars
$64.70
+0.5%
$72.47
+12.0%
+73.2%$7.12B$4.32B9.433,260News Coverage
BPOP
Popular
4.9943 of 5 stars
$91.30
+0.5%
$99.89
+9.4%
+51.9%$6.60B$3.90B13.559,237

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This page (NYSE:CFG) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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