| Citizens Financial Group is a bank holding company. Co.'s principal business activity is banking, conducted through its banking subsidiary Citizens Bank, National Association. Co.'s operating segments are: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. In Consumer Banking, Co. provides mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and automated teller machines. Consumer Banking products and services include a range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Co. provides corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, and capital markets. |
When researching a stock like Citizens Financial Group, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from CFG Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for CFG stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the CFG 200 day moving average ("CFG 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the CFG 50 day moving average ("CFG 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Citizens Financial Group. Comparing two moving averages against each other can be a useful visualization tool: by calculating the difference between the CFG 200 DMA and the CFG 50 DMA, we get a moving average convergence divergence indicator ("CFG MACD"). The CFG MACD chart, in conjunction with the chart of the moving averages, basically helps in visualizing how the moving averages are showing convergence (moving closer together), or divergence (moving farther apart).