1. As of noon trading, Citigroup ( C) is up $0.38 (0.8%) to $47.06 on average volume Thus far, 20.4 million shares of Citigroup exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 33.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.40-$47.12 after having opened the day at $46.81 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.68.

Citigroup, Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides a range of financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Citicorp and Citi Holdings. Citigroup has a market cap of $136.7 billion and is part of the banking industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 18.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 18 analysts that rate Citigroup a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Citigroup as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Citigroup Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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