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Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Shares Declined While C M Bidwell & Associates LTD Has Raised by $733,285 Its Holding; West Family Investments Decreased Its Goldman Sachs Group (GS) Holding as Valuation Declined

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C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd increased its stake in Citizens Financial Group (CFG) by 188.44% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd bought 17,885 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.44% with the market. The institutional investor held 27,376 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.15M, up from 9,491 at the end of the previous reported quarter. C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Citizens Financial Group for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $20.67 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $42.65. About 446,637 shares traded. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) has risen 21.47% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.92% the S&P500.

West Family Investments Inc decreased its stake in Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS) by 20.24% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. West Family Investments Inc sold 10,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.52% with the market. The institutional investor held 39,400 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.04 million, down from 49,400 at the end of the previous reported quarter. West Family Investments Inc who had been investing in Goldman Sachs Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $91.44B market cap company. The stock increased 0.46% or $1.12 during the last trading session, reaching $242.08. About 621,306 shares traded. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) has risen 9.66% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) to report earnings on July, 17. They expect $4.67 EPS, up 18.23% or $0.72 from last year’s $3.95 per share. GS’s profit will be $1.76B for 12.96 P/E if the $4.67 EPS becomes a reality. After $6.95 actual EPS reported by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -32.81% negative EPS growth.

Among 32 analysts covering Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had 109 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Oppenheimer maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) rating on Tuesday, January 5. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $259.0 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Friday, October 6 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Evercore given on Monday, August 31. Oppenheimer upgraded The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) rating on Monday, September 21. Oppenheimer has “Outperform” rating and $236 target. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $240.0 target in Wednesday, August 30 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, March 15 by Morgan Stanley. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) earned “Buy” rating by Vetr on Monday, August 24. Citigroup downgraded The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) on Tuesday, January 10 to “Sell” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 2.

More notable recent The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) news were published by: Thestreet.com which released: “Rumors on TheStreet: Goldman Sachs CEO Hints at a Sales Breakout” on May 08, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) Bullish Trend Continues” published on May 14, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Goldman hires cryptocurrency head” on April 23, 2018. More interesting news about The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Who Said Words Can’t Hurt?” published on April 19, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Why Goldman Sachs and Apple Will Launch a New Credit Card” with publication date: May 11, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.24, from 0.75 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 60 investors sold GS shares while 371 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 322 raised stakes. 268.85 million shares or 1.06% less from 271.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Covington Capital Management accumulated 617 shares. Fayez Sarofim reported 1,207 shares stake. Bollard Grp Limited Liability Company reported 14,760 shares. Optimum Invest has invested 0.67% in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS). 16,327 are held by Teewinot Capital Advisers Ltd. Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Liability Com has 16,977 shares. Quadrant Cap Mgmt Lc reported 12,807 shares stake. Goldman Sachs Group reported 899 shares. Bokf Na owns 42,453 shares for 0.3% of their portfolio. Numeric Ltd Liability owns 884,822 shares. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd holds 0% or 800 shares. Tru Co Of Toledo Na Oh holds 1,815 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 1.00 million shares stake. Advisory Ser Ntwk Ltd Liability Co has 6,388 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Lord Abbett Commerce Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.2% or 269,852 shares.

Since January 18, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $22.92 million activity. Shares for $5.77M were sold by SOLOMON DAVID M. On Wednesday, February 21 LEE BRIAN J sold $1.78M worth of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) or 6,738 shares. CHAVEZ R. MARTIN had sold 11,829 shares worth $3.07 million. SALAME PABLO J sold 10,000 shares worth $2.70M. Shares for $4.40 million were sold by VINIAR DAVID A.

West Family Investments Inc, which manages about $389.18 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ellington Financial Llc (NYSE:EFC) by 47,240 shares to 489,584 shares, valued at $7.10M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Pennantpark Invt Corp (NASDAQ:PNNT) by 95,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 954,457 shares, and has risen its stake in Pennantpark Floating Rate Ca (NASDAQ:PFLT).

C M Bidwell & Associates Ltd, which manages about $447.15M and $115.93M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pilgrim’s Pride Corp (NASDAQ:PPC) by 17,185 shares to 11,230 shares, valued at $349,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) by 11,945 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 30 shares, and cut its stake in Mettler (NYSE:MTD).

Among 26 analysts covering Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG), 14 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 54% are positive. Citizens Financial Group had 94 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. Citigroup maintained Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) rating on Monday, October 9. Citigroup has “Neutral” rating and $42 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Monday, April 23. The company was maintained on Monday, April 9 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Tuesday, August 15. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Buy” on Wednesday, September 2. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, October 26. On Tuesday, September 5 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 38 investors sold CFG shares while 197 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 155 raised stakes. 456.57 million shares or 2.62% less from 468.84 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Da Davidson & Com reported 6,983 shares stake. Jaffetilchin Invest Ptnrs Lc has 0.21% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 15,164 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0.11% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Columbus Circle has invested 0.93% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Lipe And Dalton reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Bessemer accumulated 1,728 shares. Amalgamated Bancorp holds 0.07% or 61,999 shares. Utd Advisers Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd holds 5.15% of its portfolio in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) for 379,755 shares. Apg Asset Nv reported 0.01% in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Wellington Management Gp Limited Liability Partnership has 2.11 million shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Moreover, Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt has 0.1% invested in Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability holds 0.04% or 91,248 shares. 15,885 are held by Daiwa Secs Incorporated. Citadel Advsr holds 0.17% or 6.84 million shares in its portfolio.

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