Citigroup Inc. (C) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Money Center Banks. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $73.80, up from yesterday’s close by 1.46%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.
No amount of research is complete without a bird’s eye view of the financial data. Citigroup Inc. (C) currently trades with a market capitalization of $202.15 Billion.
The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. For C, you can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $5.01 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.3 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 74.37% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.
We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Citigroup Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $72.97. It is now trading -0.83% off that level. The stock is trading $68.70 its 50-day moving average by -5.1%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $46.06.
In recent action, Citigroup Inc. (C) has made a move of +7.61% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.57, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.97% with $2.72 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of C.