Blackrock Investment Management Lowers stake in Citigroup Inc (C)

Citigroup Inc (C) : Blackrock Investment Management reduced its stake in Citigroup Inc by 2.28% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 17,168,805 shares of Citigroup Inc which is valued at $782,554,132 after selling 401,193 shares in Citigroup Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.Citigroup Inc makes up approximately 0.95% of Blackrock Investment Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cetera Advisor Networks reduced its stake in C by selling 1,072 shares or 10.34% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,294 shares of C which is valued at $423,621. Citigroup Inc makes up approx 0.02% of Cetera Advisor Networks’s portfolio.Moors Cabot boosted its stake in C in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,299 additional shares and now holds a total of 13,035 shares of Citigroup Inc which is valued at $596,091. Citigroup Inc makes up approx 0.10% of Moors Cabot’s portfolio.Blue Bell Private Wealth Management reduced its stake in C by selling 2,860 shares or 62.9% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,687 shares of C which is valued at $73,907. Citigroup Inc makes up approx 0.05% of Blue Bell Private Wealth Management’s portfolio.Creative Planning boosted its stake in C in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 13,519 additional shares and now holds a total of 101,328 shares of Citigroup Inc which is valued at $4,390,542. Citigroup Inc makes up approx 0.03% of Creative Planning’s portfolio.

Citigroup Inc opened for trading at $46.34 and hit $46.59 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $46.53, with a gain of 0.06% or 0.03 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,22,07,628 shares. Company has a market cap of $135,187 M.

On the company’s financial health, Citigroup Inc reported $1.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.14 according to the earnings call on Jul 15, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.10. The company had revenue of $17548.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $17482.92 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.45 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Citigroup Inc. Berenberg Initiated Citigroup Inc on Jul 13, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $50.Citigroup Inc was Downgraded by Wells Fargo to ” Market Perform” on Jul 8, 2016.

Citigroup Inc. (Citi) is a financial services holding company whose businesses provide consumers corporations governments and institutions with financial products and services including consumer banking and credit corporate and investment banking securities brokerage trade and securities services and wealth management. The Company operates through two primary business segments: Citicorp and Citi Holdings. Citicorp consists of the operating businesses: Global Consumer Banking which consists of consumer banking in North America EMEA Latin America and Asia and Institutional Clients Group which includes Banking and Markets and securities services. Citi Holdings contains businesses and portfolios of assets that Citi has determined are not central to its core Citicorp businesses. Citi’s consumer operations as well as the consumer finance business in Korea and certain businesses in ICG form part of Citi Holdings.

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