Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Citigroup

(

C

) as a pre-market laggard 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 $1.2 billion.
  • C traded 42,310 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:40 AM.
  • C is down 2.1% today from yesterday's close.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get the inside scoop on opportunities in C with the Ticky from Trade-Ideas. See the FREE profile for C NOW at Trade-Ideas

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. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.5%. C has a PE ratio of 9. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Citigroup has been 24.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Citigroup has a market cap of $116.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. The stock has a beta of 1.61 and a short float of 1.2% with 1.10 days to cover. Shares are down 23.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.

TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Citigroup as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • C's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 0.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.4%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • CITIGROUP INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CITIGROUP INC increased its bottom line by earning $5.41 versus $2.19 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 1.8% in earnings ($5.32 versus $5.41).
  • C has underperformed the S&P 500 Index, declining 24.31% from its price level of one year ago. 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 gross profit margin for CITIGROUP INC is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 31.83%. Regardless of C's low profit margin, it has managed to increase from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, C's net profit margin of 15.61% is significantly lower than the industry average.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.