Citigroup Inc.

C-N

NYSE:C

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2.64 (5.18%)
Citigroup Inc. or Citi is an American multinational investment banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City.
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
April 21, 2020

It's struggled since before the 2008 recession and has never righted itself. He prefers MS and Goldman. Citi will continue to struggle.

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April 21, 2020

It's struggled since before the 2008 recession and has never righted itself. He prefers MS and Goldman. Citi will continue to struggle.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 16, 2020

He likes it if you want that international exposure. It will be more volatile than JPM-N or BAC-N because of that exposure. You can get paid very well in markets outside of the US but they carry higher levels of risk.

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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
April 16, 2020

He likes it if you want that international exposure. It will be more volatile than JPM-N or BAC-N because of that exposure. You can get paid very well in markets outside of the US but they carry higher levels of risk.

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COMMENT
February 19, 2020

BAC vs C? He bought BAC-N at $6 and expects it to go towards $40. He could see people buying it on momentum. He does not know C-N as well. He would not race in to buy either one at these levels. It was a sector way out of favour back in 2008, when he bought in.

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February 19, 2020

BAC vs C? He bought BAC-N at $6 and expects it to go towards $40. He could see people buying it on momentum. He does not know C-N as well. He would not race in to buy either one at these levels. It was a sector way out of favour back in 2008, when he bought in.

BUY
BUY
January 29, 2020

BAC vs. JPM Driving US banks is a strong economy and flat yield curve. Unlike last year, bank movement now will be on a valuation basis. JPM trades at a 50% premium to book value, and BAC at book value, but Citibank (which he owns) trades at 70% book value and is narrowing that gap. Citi is his choice.

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January 29, 2020

BAC vs. JPM Driving US banks is a strong economy and flat yield curve. Unlike last year, bank movement now will be on a valuation basis. JPM trades at a 50% premium to book value, and BAC at book value, but Citibank (which he owns) trades at 70% book value and is narrowing that gap. Citi is his choice.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 15, 2020

BAC-N or C-N? He owns BAC and liked their recent earnings announcement. BAC is more of a traditional structure, but is more conservative as a result. C has more leverage however. The US banking sector looks good and is well priced. He would buy more BAC on weakness on a pullback.

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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
January 15, 2020

BAC-N or C-N? He owns BAC and liked their recent earnings announcement. BAC is more of a traditional structure, but is more conservative as a result. C has more leverage however. The US banking sector looks good and is well priced. He would buy more BAC on weakness on a pullback.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 10, 2020

BAC-N vs C-N? When Donald Trump became President, he bought both these stocks. He thinks BAC-N can go to $36.84 and stays around his definition of book value. C-N has moved up on positive fundamentals and he sees $114 as value. He would prefer C over BAC-N. Both should do well in the long run.

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January 10, 2020

BAC-N vs C-N? When Donald Trump became President, he bought both these stocks. He thinks BAC-N can go to $36.84 and stays around his definition of book value. C-N has moved up on positive fundamentals and he sees $114 as value. He would prefer C over BAC-N. Both should do well in the long run.

BUY
BUY
December 27, 2019
He likes BoA over CitiGroup. They’re one of the leading mortgage providers and this segment will benefit them. They’ve also done a great job cleaning the house. (Analysts’ price target is $35.00)
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December 27, 2019
He likes BoA over CitiGroup. They’re one of the leading mortgage providers and this segment will benefit them. They’ve also done a great job cleaning the house. (Analysts’ price target is $35.00)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 27, 2019
CEO has done a great job. Returning lots of capital to shareholders. Trading at 75% of book value. Good opportunity, and limited downside. Yield is 2.69%. (Analysts’ price target is $83.60)
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November 27, 2019
CEO has done a great job. Returning lots of capital to shareholders. Trading at 75% of book value. Good opportunity, and limited downside. Yield is 2.69%. (Analysts’ price target is $83.60)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 17, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 03/18, Down 1%) Not as bullish on US financials. Has lightened up on the group. Financials generally like steepening yield curves. Likes Citi on its valuation. Management getting better. Compelling long-term hold. Quality + price = value.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
October 17, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 03/18, Down 1%) Not as bullish on US financials. Has lightened up on the group. Financials generally like steepening yield curves. Likes Citi on its valuation. Management getting better. Compelling long-term hold. Quality + price = value.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 18, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 03/18, Down 0.4%) It's trading at a big discount to its book value, at 1x tangible book value vs. not only its peers but its own history. They've done everything right, like passing the stress test. They're buying back ($15.6 billion of shares last year), and pay a good dividend yield
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September 18, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 03/18, Down 0.4%) It's trading at a big discount to its book value, at 1x tangible book value vs. not only its peers but its own history. They've done everything right, like passing the stress test. They're buying back ($15.6 billion of shares last year), and pay a good dividend yield
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 3, 2019
If bond yields continue to slide in the US or globally, this sector will continue to feel pressure. Not good for Citibank. Now, though, valuations are good with US banks. It's good to have monetary easing pre-emptively (now) and not later helps US banks. Be very careful in this sector; there is unprecedented global debt.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
September 3, 2019
If bond yields continue to slide in the US or globally, this sector will continue to feel pressure. Not good for Citibank. Now, though, valuations are good with US banks. It's good to have monetary easing pre-emptively (now) and not later helps US banks. Be very careful in this sector; there is unprecedented global debt.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 18, 2019
They just beat. Cheap name. Compelling on a price to growth basis. If Fed lowers, headwinds should become tailwinds. Play on the cycle lasting longer. Yield is 2.84%. (Analysts’ price target is $80.88)
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July 18, 2019
They just beat. Cheap name. Compelling on a price to growth basis. If Fed lowers, headwinds should become tailwinds. Play on the cycle lasting longer. Yield is 2.84%. (Analysts’ price target is $80.88)
BUY
BUY
June 21, 2019

BAC vs. Citigroup if a recession happens He owns both, but he prefers Citigroup, because it has a lower valuation, trading below tangible book value and pays a higher dividend. Citi is viewed as an international bank, whereas BAC is viewed as American. The upside is better at Citi in the coming years.

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June 21, 2019

BAC vs. Citigroup if a recession happens He owns both, but he prefers Citigroup, because it has a lower valuation, trading below tangible book value and pays a higher dividend. Citi is viewed as an international bank, whereas BAC is viewed as American. The upside is better at Citi in the coming years.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 23, 2019
(A Top Pick Jun 18/18, Up 3%) He sold all his American banks. Citi is well-run, but they are globally exposed and there are clouds on the global horizon. He prefers Canadian banks which are less exposed globally.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
April 23, 2019
(A Top Pick Jun 18/18, Up 3%) He sold all his American banks. Citi is well-run, but they are globally exposed and there are clouds on the global horizon. He prefers Canadian banks which are less exposed globally.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 26, 2019
BAC vs. C. Citigroup has never fully dealt with financial crisis issues. He'd prefer BAC, as it's in a much better position on the retail side. He owns Goldman and Morgan Stanley. Whole sector is cheap because of interest rates and yield curve. Please don't buy stocks with only a 6-12 month time horizon. Mortgages are an issue, housing prices, if the economy softens. BAC is extremely well run, decent margins.
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March 26, 2019
BAC vs. C. Citigroup has never fully dealt with financial crisis issues. He'd prefer BAC, as it's in a much better position on the retail side. He owns Goldman and Morgan Stanley. Whole sector is cheap because of interest rates and yield curve. Please don't buy stocks with only a 6-12 month time horizon. Mortgages are an issue, housing prices, if the economy softens. BAC is extremely well run, decent margins.
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WAIT
March 22, 2019
Bank weakness more amplified in the US. Deep support around $56 range. A lot of indicators are oversold. Want to see a bit of a turn up. Down today around 5%, a big drop. Wait 2-3 days as a good rule of thumb to see if it's stabilized. Then you could put in a third, if you have a long-term commitment to it. Then another third 3 days after that.
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March 22, 2019
Bank weakness more amplified in the US. Deep support around $56 range. A lot of indicators are oversold. Want to see a bit of a turn up. Down today around 5%, a big drop. Wait 2-3 days as a good rule of thumb to see if it's stabilized. Then you could put in a third, if you have a long-term commitment to it. Then another third 3 days after that.
HOLD
HOLD
March 21, 2019
He is not wild about banks because of the actions of the Fed. This would be his favourite of the banks, however. They have improved dramatically since '08 and they are still trading at only 75% of book. They can eek out 4-5% loan growth. He would stay with this one.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
March 21, 2019
He is not wild about banks because of the actions of the Fed. This would be his favourite of the banks, however. They have improved dramatically since '08 and they are still trading at only 75% of book. They can eek out 4-5% loan growth. He would stay with this one.
COMMENT
COMMENT
March 19, 2019
It could hit the low-$70s, at a 70% chance, but doesn't think it will rise beyond that, because long-time holders will take profits. There are lots of if's at play. The chart is merely okay.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
March 19, 2019
It could hit the low-$70s, at a 70% chance, but doesn't think it will rise beyond that, because long-time holders will take profits. There are lots of if's at play. The chart is merely okay.
COMMENT
COMMENT
February 26, 2019
US banks, like the Canadians, won't see a lot of growth due to flatter yield curves. Now, though they're safe, holding lots of capital given regulations since the Recession. He prefers Morgan Stanley who've done well transitioning to the wealth management business.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
February 26, 2019
US banks, like the Canadians, won't see a lot of growth due to flatter yield curves. Now, though they're safe, holding lots of capital given regulations since the Recession. He prefers Morgan Stanley who've done well transitioning to the wealth management business.
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PAST TOP PICK
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 17%) December almost caused him heart failure. There was either something systematic happening in the economy or their balance sheet was in severe trouble. He wants to see a pullback to $57 to consider buying it again. He would be worried about the economy if this retests the recent lows.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
February 8, 2019
(A Top Pick Jan 12/18, Down 17%) December almost caused him heart failure. There was either something systematic happening in the economy or their balance sheet was in severe trouble. He wants to see a pullback to $57 to consider buying it again. He would be worried about the economy if this retests the recent lows.
HOLD
HOLD
February 1, 2019
With five interest rate hikes last year they should have done better. He might consider another bank, but would continue to hold. He thinks rates could resume going higher next year, so you are better to stick with it. Yield 2.8%.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
February 1, 2019
With five interest rate hikes last year they should have done better. He might consider another bank, but would continue to hold. He thinks rates could resume going higher next year, so you are better to stick with it. Yield 2.8%.
COMMENT
COMMENT
January 28, 2019
Struggling with the other financials in a toppy market. It's holding at current levels, which are at the lower end though. He doesn't expect it to break $60, but will stay close to where it is now. The market will remain volatile but in a tight range.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
January 28, 2019
Struggling with the other financials in a toppy market. It's holding at current levels, which are at the lower end though. He doesn't expect it to break $60, but will stay close to where it is now. The market will remain volatile but in a tight range.
BUY
BUY
January 18, 2019
Their earnings are beating. 15% growth this year. Trading at 8x PE. Well-capitalized. He likes this.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
January 18, 2019
Their earnings are beating. 15% growth this year. Trading at 8x PE. Well-capitalized. He likes this.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 8, 2019
Bank of America vs Citigroup. There's some good opportunities but maybe not something you want to invest in right now. Deposits competition is heating up. Net interest margin moving the wrong way. Deposits costs are higher. Credit isn't terrible right now. Not that the banks are a terrible spot, you're probably going to do fine. Dividends are totally safe. But is this really going to get you a great return right now? Better places to be, and probably better countries.
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January 8, 2019
Bank of America vs Citigroup. There's some good opportunities but maybe not something you want to invest in right now. Deposits competition is heating up. Net interest margin moving the wrong way. Deposits costs are higher. Credit isn't terrible right now. Not that the banks are a terrible spot, you're probably going to do fine. Dividends are totally safe. But is this really going to get you a great return right now? Better places to be, and probably better countries.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
January 4, 2019
A very well known global bank that has emerged well from the 2008 crisis. Trades under 8 times forward earnings. They raised their long term guidance last year and see their ROE at 14-16%. It trades at book value. Yield 3.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $79.17)
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
January 4, 2019
A very well known global bank that has emerged well from the 2008 crisis. Trades under 8 times forward earnings. They raised their long term guidance last year and see their ROE at 14-16%. It trades at book value. Yield 3.3%. (Analysts’ price target is $79.17)
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 7, 2018
Bank of America vs Citigroup – Both of these have earnings forecasts that are growing compared to the rest of the US bank sector that looks weak. He thinks both are excellent value and are good buys currently. He wishes the US banks would stop buying back shares and pay out dividends instead – like the Canadian banks. He thinks this might require regulatory support first.
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December 7, 2018
Bank of America vs Citigroup – Both of these have earnings forecasts that are growing compared to the rest of the US bank sector that looks weak. He thinks both are excellent value and are good buys currently. He wishes the US banks would stop buying back shares and pay out dividends instead – like the Canadian banks. He thinks this might require regulatory support first.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 28, 2018
JP Morgan vs Citi Group – He likes the American banks. They took profit on JP Morgan a while ago although he thinks it is a more premium holding. CITI is a cheaper stock and he thinks they are planning to do a share buy-back. He prefers to own Bank of America.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
November 28, 2018
JP Morgan vs Citi Group – He likes the American banks. They took profit on JP Morgan a while ago although he thinks it is a more premium holding. CITI is a cheaper stock and he thinks they are planning to do a share buy-back. He prefers to own Bank of America.
SELL
SELL
November 16, 2018
Chart looks good, though US financials have been acting quite poorly. He’s taking wins in his US banks, because they’ll bear the brunt first.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
November 16, 2018
Chart looks good, though US financials have been acting quite poorly. He’s taking wins in his US banks, because they’ll bear the brunt first.
BUY
BUY
November 15, 2018
Likes the valuations of American banks despite pressure. This sector is far better capitalized than in 2008. He likes Citigroup at these levels. Consider this as a long-term play (5-10 years).
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
November 15, 2018
Likes the valuations of American banks despite pressure. This sector is far better capitalized than in 2008. He likes Citigroup at these levels. Consider this as a long-term play (5-10 years).
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PAST TOP PICK
November 13, 2018
(A Top Pick Dec 19/17, Down 11%) Disappointed with how U.S. banks have done this year. They've performed fundamentally, but the stock price hasn't risen. There's lots of gas in the tank; some rotation will make these banks do well.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
November 13, 2018
(A Top Pick Dec 19/17, Down 11%) Disappointed with how U.S. banks have done this year. They've performed fundamentally, but the stock price hasn't risen. There's lots of gas in the tank; some rotation will make these banks do well.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 12, 2018
We are just starting to see the first signs of credit strain last quarter. But C-N trades quite cheap. He prefers other US banks like JPM-N. The big guys have more levers to pull to get through the credit storm. C-N will have some revenue headwinds. Now is not the time to plow into financials.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
November 12, 2018
We are just starting to see the first signs of credit strain last quarter. But C-N trades quite cheap. He prefers other US banks like JPM-N. The big guys have more levers to pull to get through the credit storm. C-N will have some revenue headwinds. Now is not the time to plow into financials.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 12, 2018
C-N vs. GS-N He likes American banks. CITI peaked at the start of 2018 and is now drifting lower. Their uptrend from 2016-2018 could repeat. This could fall back to the $60 level of resistance. Goldman (GS-N) has a similar chart, but its drop this year had been more severe. Their support level is strong at $200 (it's been testing many times). GS-N is less risky.
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November 12, 2018
C-N vs. GS-N He likes American banks. CITI peaked at the start of 2018 and is now drifting lower. Their uptrend from 2016-2018 could repeat. This could fall back to the $60 level of resistance. Goldman (GS-N) has a similar chart, but its drop this year had been more severe. Their support level is strong at $200 (it's been testing many times). GS-N is less risky.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 7, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 3%) It's cheap, trading below 1x price-to-book. Decent growth. They're committed to share buybacks and dividend increases. What's hurt them is they are very international with more than 50% of revenues outside America. That's why it's been sideways lately. As long as the US economy is firm, US banks will perform decently.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
November 7, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 12/17, Down 3%) It's cheap, trading below 1x price-to-book. Decent growth. They're committed to share buybacks and dividend increases. What's hurt them is they are very international with more than 50% of revenues outside America. That's why it's been sideways lately. As long as the US economy is firm, US banks will perform decently.
BUY
BUY
November 6, 2018
The U.S. banks will have another run. He prefers another American bank, but Citi is fine. There'll be tailwinds, not headwinds for American banks after this correction. You can add to Citi now.
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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
November 6, 2018
The U.S. banks will have another run. He prefers another American bank, but Citi is fine. There'll be tailwinds, not headwinds for American banks after this correction. You can add to Citi now.
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PAST TOP PICK
November 2, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 17/17, Down 6%) It has increased its dividend twice since last year. He continues to love it and holds a sizable personal position. He has a model price of $70.75.
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November 2, 2018
(A Top Pick Oct 17/17, Down 6%) It has increased its dividend twice since last year. He continues to love it and holds a sizable personal position. He has a model price of $70.75.
BUY
BUY
October 26, 2018

Citigroup beat Q3 earnings by 5 cents and raised their full-year guidance. He sees 20% EPS growth.

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October 26, 2018

Citigroup beat Q3 earnings by 5 cents and raised their full-year guidance. He sees 20% EPS growth.

DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 11, 2018

Bank of America vs. Citigroup Prefers BAC. Citigroup is cheaper though. But BAC has better opportunities with a strong banking franchise in the U.S; their Merill Lynch franchise is also good. Trading at 1.1x book that should grow. Citirgroup is reducing costs and technology will drive growth here. Can do only small acquisitions now, not large, though regulations are easing. Citi trades at a lower multiple, but BAC holds more opportunity.

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October 11, 2018

Bank of America vs. Citigroup Prefers BAC. Citigroup is cheaper though. But BAC has better opportunities with a strong banking franchise in the U.S; their Merill Lynch franchise is also good. Trading at 1.1x book that should grow. Citirgroup is reducing costs and technology will drive growth here. Can do only small acquisitions now, not large, though regulations are easing. Citi trades at a lower multiple, but BAC holds more opportunity.

BUY
BUY
October 4, 2018

The US banks have underperformed, and are a canary in the coalmine for the larger market. That said, there's support for Citigroup (earnings, international exposure, etc.) and the banks benefit from rising interest rates. Their valuation and re-structuring all work, all good. This is one of the better US banks.

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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
October 4, 2018

The US banks have underperformed, and are a canary in the coalmine for the larger market. That said, there's support for Citigroup (earnings, international exposure, etc.) and the banks benefit from rising interest rates. Their valuation and re-structuring all work, all good. This is one of the better US banks.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 3, 2018

After 10 years after the Financial Crisis there is the valuation differential with other senior players in the market. Organic earnings growth. Trading at book value. Great Management. Quiet, never hear from them which is what he loves about them. Yield of 2.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $84.18)

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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
October 3, 2018

After 10 years after the Financial Crisis there is the valuation differential with other senior players in the market. Organic earnings growth. Trading at book value. Great Management. Quiet, never hear from them which is what he loves about them. Yield of 2.5%. (Analysts’ price target is $84.18)

WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
September 27, 2018

BAC-N vs. C-N. Why is C-N momentum faster than BAC-N? It is not just about the quality of that business but also what you are paying to acquire it. Both of these names longer term will be okay. He likes BAC-N. It is diversified and heavily into the US economy.

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Citigroup Inc. (C-N)
September 27, 2018

BAC-N vs. C-N. Why is C-N momentum faster than BAC-N? It is not just about the quality of that business but also what you are paying to acquire it. Both of these names longer term will be okay. He likes BAC-N. It is diversified and heavily into the US economy.