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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$63.23 after a previous close of US$63.58. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD62.35 to a high of USD63.57. The latest price was USD62.45 (25 minute delay). Citigroup is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Citigroup

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$63.58, 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.
  6. 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.

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 8 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

Information last updated 2024-05-28.
OpenUS$63.23
HighUS$63.57
LowUS$62.35
CloseUS$62.45
Previous closeUS$63.58
Change US$-1.13
Change % -1.7773%
Volume 8,031,528
Information last updated 2024-05-25.
52-week rangeUS$37.003 - US$64.98
50-day moving average US$61.6472
200-day moving average US$50.8303
Target priceUS$61.66
PE ratio 18.5364
Dividend yield US$2.1 (3.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$3.43

Citigroup share growth calculator

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Use the fields above to explore the returns from a historical investment. Please refer to the charts further up this page to see performance over 5 years, or other periods. Past performance doesn't indicate future results. Capital is at risk.

Citigroup price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $62.45

1 week (2024-05-22) -2.15%
1 month (2024-04-29) 0.31%
3 months (2024-02-29) 12.54%
6 months (2023-11-29) 36.50%
1 year (2023-05-26) 40.02%
2 years (2022-05-27) 16.47%
3 years (2021-05-27) -20.71%
5 years (2019-05-29) -1.98%

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The value of your investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no indication of future results.

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 19x. In other words, Citigroup shares trade at around 19x 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 0.9202. 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$37.003 up to US$64.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

C.US volatility(beta: 1.48)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Citigroup's is 1.483. 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).

Citigroup financials

Revenue TTM US$69.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 26.9%
Gross profit TTM US$70.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.33%
Return on equity TTM 3.91%
Profit margin 11.48%
Book value 99.078
Market capitalisation US$121.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Citigroup share dividends

41%

Dividend payout ratio: 41.41% of net profits

Recently Citigroup has paid out, on average, around 41.41% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.33% 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 3.33% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citigroup's case, that would currently equate to about $2.1 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 23 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 May 2024 (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 12/31/2018) 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

Citigroup Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.34
Total ESG percentile 46.36
Environmental score 2.97
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 14.93
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 16.44
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 4

Citigroup overview

Citigroup Inc., a diversified financial service holding company, provides various financial product and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions worldwide. It operates through five segments: Services, Markets, Banking, U.S. Personal Banking, and Wealth. The Services segment includes Treasury and Trade Solutions, which provides cash management, trade, and working capital solutions to multinational corporations, financial institutions, and public sector organizations; and Securities Services, such as cross-border support for clients, local market expertise, post-trade technologies, data solutions, and various securities services solutions. The Markets segment offers sales and trading services for equities, foreign exchange, rates, spread products, and commodities to corporate, institutional, and public sector clients; and market-making services, including asset classes, risk management solutions, financing, prime brokerage, research, securities clearing, and settlement. The banking segment includes investment banking; advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, and corporate defense activities; and corporate lending, which includes corporate and commercial banking. The U.S. Personal Banking segment provides co-branded cards and retail banking services. The Wealth segment provides financial services to high-net-worth clients through banking, lending, mortgages, investment, custody, and trust product offerings; and to professional industries, including law firms, consulting groups, accounting, and asset management. The company was founded in 1812 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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