Charles Peabody of Portales Partners LLC reported on Wednesday that Citigroup Inc’s (NYSE:C), U.S. third biggest lenders, book value could take a hit of $3 billion to $5 billion this three months as currencies in some of its major markets drops against the United States dollar.
The New York-based Portales analyst Peabody stated that the Mexican peso and the Brazilian real were among currencies that have weakened, which could direct to value destruction for Citigroup. The financial company disputed Peabody’s conclusion in an e-mailed statement.
The New York-based Citigroup relies on developing nations for over 50% of its profit as CEO Vikram Pandit pushes deeper into regions like Latin America and Asia. Pandit told shareholders in a March 9 that the financial company has an intense focus on capturing emerging-market trade.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) decreased -0.46% to settle at $32.81, Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) moved down -0.42% to end at $14.20 while Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) surged +0.19% to finish on Wednesday at $96.55.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) began the last trading session with a price of $28.70 and throughout the session climbed at a high of $29.31 but when day-trade ended the stock finally increased +1.26% to $28.86.
CITIGROUP INC had a trade volume of 47.69 million shares was higher as compared to average trading capacity of 45.11 million shares.
The stock is ahead its 52 week low with +34.97% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -32.90%. CITIGROUP INC last month stock price volatility remained 3.81%. In its share capital CITIGROUP INC has 2.93 billion outstanding shares among them 2.93 billion shares have been floated in market exchange. CITIGROUP INC stock institutional ownership remained 62.93% while insider ownership included 0.14%.
Shares price of CITIGROUP INC moved forward from its 20 days moving average with +7.18% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -3.28%. CITIGROUP INC current year earnings per share experienced an addition with +1.18% while its current quarter performance remained -23.63%. Company’s beta coefficient included 2.60. Beta factors measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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