How to buy Citigroup (C) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Citigroup shares.
Citigroup Inc (C) is a leading banks - diversified business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$48.51 after a previous close of US$48.5. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD48.42 to a high of USD49.17. The latest price was USD48.89 (25 minute delay). Citigroup is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Citigroup
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Citigroup. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: C. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Citigroup reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$48.5, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Citigroup, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Citigroup. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
What's in this guide?
- Citigroup key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Citigroup stock a buy or sell?
- Citigroup performance over time
- Is Citigroup suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Citigroup shares over-valued?
- Citigroup's financials
- How volatile are Citigroup shares?
- Does Citigroup pay a dividend?
- Have Citigroup shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Citigroup stock price (NYSE:C)Use our graph to track the performance of C stocks over time.
Have Citigroup's shares ever split?
Citigroup's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 9 May 2011. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before the split, the next day you would own 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Citigroup shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Citigroup shares which in turn could have impacted Citigroup's share price.
Citigroup shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$37.6808 - US$50.8799|
|50-day moving average||US$41.8246|
|200-day moving average||US$45.0048|
|Dividend yield||US$2.06 (4.39%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$6.3|
Citigroup price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-30)||6.05%|
|1 month (2023-11-09)||17.81%|
|3 months (2023-09-08)||20.45%|
|6 months (2023-06-09)||1.22%|
|1 year (2022-12-09)||8.98%|
|2 years (2021-12-09)||-21.32%|
|3 years (2020-12-10)||-19.19%|
|5 years (2018-12-10)||-14.33%|
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Is it a good time to buy Citigroup stock?
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Is Citigroup under- or over-valued?
Valuing Citigroup stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Citigroup's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Citigroup's P/E ratio
Citigroup's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Citigroup shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Citigroup's PEG ratio
Citigroup's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7174. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Citigroup's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Citigroup share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Citigroup's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$37.6808 up to US$50.8799. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Citigroup's is 1.574. This would suggest that Citigroup's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
|Revenue TTM||US$72.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.07%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$70.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.58%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.71%|
|Market capitalisation||US$90.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Citigroup share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 35.56% of net profits
Recently Citigroup has paid out, on average, around 35.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citigroup shareholders could enjoy a 4.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citigroup's case, that would currently equate to about $2.06 per share.
While Citigroup's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Citigroup may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Citigroup's most recent dividend payout was on 22 November 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 November 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Citigroup's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Citigroup.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Citigroup's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.34
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Citigroup's overall score of 29.34 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 46th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Citigroup is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Citigroup's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.97/100
Citigroup's environmental score of 2.97 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citigroup is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Citigroup's social score
Social score: 14.93/100
Citigroup's social score of 14.93 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Citigroup is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Citigroup's governance score
Governance score: 16.44/100
Citigroup's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Citigroup is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Citigroup's controversy score
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Citigroup scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Citigroup has a damaged public profile.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||29.34|
|Total ESG percentile||46.36|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||4|
Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through three segments: Institutional Clients Group (ICG), Personal Banking and Wealth Management (PBWM), and Legacy Franchises. The ICG segment offers wholesale banking products and services, including fixed income and equity sales and trading, foreign exchange, prime brokerage, derivative, equity and fixed income research, corporate lending, investment banking and advisory, private banking, cash management, trade finance, and securities services to corporate, institutional, and public sector clients. The PBWM segment offers traditional banking services to retail and small business customers through retail banking, cash, rewards, value portfolios, and co-branded cards. It also provides various banking, credit cards, custody, trust, mortgages, home equity, small business, and personal consumer loans. The Legacy Franchises segment provides traditional retail banking and branded card products to retail and small business customers. The company was founded in 1812 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
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