Taking a Look at the Data Behind Citigroup Inc. (C)

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 $74.94, down from yesterday’s close by -0.32%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

It’s important to get a feel for how any stock is actually valued on the market based on its core numbers. Citigroup Inc. (C) currently trades with a market capitalization of $205.27 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 $1.32 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 75.27% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Citigroup Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $76.02. It is now trading 1.08% off that level. The stock is trading $69.69 its 50-day moving average by -5.25%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $47.54.

In recent action, Citigroup Inc. (C) has made a move of +8.00% 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 19.61, 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.

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