Is This The End Of The Road For Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG), Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) jumped by 1.21% on Sunday and this got the market excited. This price movement has led to the CFG stock receiving more attention and has become one to watch out for. The shares dropped by -32.35% or -$15.6 from its last recorded high of $48.23 which it attained on January 24 to close at $32.63 per share. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. has been trading as low as $27.62 before witnessing a massive surge by 18.14% or $5.01. The stock’s beta now stands at 1.38 and when compared to its 200-day moving average and its 50-day moving average, CFG price stands -15.92% below and -3.46% below respectively. Its average daily volatility for this week is 2.7% which is less than the 3.31% recorded over the past month.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG) rose 3.19% this week, a trend that has led to both investors and traders taking note of the stock. Over the past one year, the equity price has embarked on a drop that has seen it decline -27.33% and is now up by 9.75% since start of this year. A look at its monthly performance shows that the stock has recorded a 3% gain over the past 30 days. Its equity price dipped by -14.49% over the past three months which led to its overall six-month decrease to stand at -17.54%.

Experts from research firms are bullish about the near-term performance of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. with most of them predicting a $40.9 price target on a short-term (12 months) basis. The average price target by the analysts will see a 25.34% rise in the stock and would lead to CFG’s market cap to surge to $19.47B. The stock has been rated an average 1.9, which roughly stands towards the bullish end of the spectrum. Reuters looked into the 22 analysts that track Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:CFG) and find out that 5 of them rated it as a Hold. 17 of the 17 analysts rated it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 0 advised investors to desist from buying the stock or sell it if they already possess it.

A look at CFG technical analysis shows that its 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) is in a neutral zone after reaching 55.42 point. Its trading volume has lost -119369 shares compared to readings over the past three months as it recently exchanged 5790631 shares. This means there is reduced activity from short-term traders as per session, its average trading volume is 5910000 shares, and this is 0.98 times the normal volume.

The price of Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) currently stands at $67.27 after it went up by $0.73 or 1.1% and has found a strong support at $66.3 a share. If the KSS price drops below that critical support, then it would lead to a bearish trend. In the short-term, a dip below the $65.32 mark would also be bad for the stock as it means that the stock would plunge by 2.9% from its current position. However, if the stock price is able to trade above the resistance point around $68.12, then it could likely surge higher to try and break the upward resistance which stands at $68.96 a share. Its average daily volatility over the past one month stands at 4.28%. The stock has plunged by 90.83% from its 52-weeks high of $6.1701 which it reached on Dec. 11, 2018. In general, it is 13.94% above its 52-weeks lowest point which stands at $57.89 and this setback was observed on Oct. 05, 2018.

Analysts have predicted a price target for Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) for 1 year and it stands at an average $73.32/share. This means that it would likely increase by 8.99% from its current position. The current price of the stock has been moving between $66.1701 and $67.99. Some brokerage firms have a lower target for the stock than the average, with one of them setting a price target as low as $51. On the other hand, one analyst is super bullish about the price, setting a target as high as $95.

The KSS stock Stochastic Oscillator (%D) is at 77.35%, which means that it is currently neutral. The shares P/S ratio stands at 0.54 which compares to the 2.67 recorded by the industry or the 136.78 by the wider sector. The stock currently has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 11.66, which is lower than the 13.04 multiple of 12-month price-earnings (P/E). The company’s earnings have gone up, with a quarterly increase rate of 0.7% over the past five years.

Analysts view Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE:KSS) as a Hold, with 2.5 consensus rating. Reuters surveyed 21 analysts that follow KSS and found that 10 of those analysts rated the stock as a Hold. The remaining 11 were divided, with 9 analyst rating it as a Buy or a Strong Buy while 2 analysts advised investors to desist from buying Kohl’s Corporation (KSS) shares or sell it if they already own it.