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Goldman Sachs Reiterates Bullish View on Citigroup (C), Sees $5 In EPS Power

April 18, 2012 10:18 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Goldman Sachs reiterated their Buy rating and $40 price target on Citi (NYSE: C) following recent Q1 results saying the company is "shifting in all the right directions".

The firm noted positive operating leverage across all major businesses and geographies for the first time in two years; Expenses in Citi Holdings are now tracking the decline in assets and they see a clear path for Basel III Tier 1 common to
increase from 7.2% today to 10% by year-end 2013.

Overtime, Goldman pegs earnings power above $5 per share from the normalization of environmental expenses and the wind-down of Citi Holdings.

Goldman revised 2012/2013 EPS estimates to $3.95/$4.75 from $3.99/$4.70 and introduce 2014 EPS of $5.50.

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Shares of Citi closed at $35.08 yesterday.




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