Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Citigroup

(

C

) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Citigroup as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • C has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $1.4 billion.
  • C traded 66,647 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:00 AM.
  • C is up 2.3% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on C:

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services for consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.5%. C has a PE ratio of 8. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Citigroup has been 21.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Citigroup has a market cap of $112.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. The stock has a beta of 1.54 and a short float of 1% with 1.00 days to cover. Shares are down 21.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Citigroup as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • 40.15% is the gross profit margin for CITIGROUP INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of C's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 16.93% trails the industry average.
  • C, with its decline in revenue, slightly underperformed the industry average of 0.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 9.2%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The share price of CITIGROUP INC has not done very well: it is down 22.54% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Commercial Banks industry average. The net income has significantly decreased by 26.6% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $4,770.00 million to $3,501.00 million.

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