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Citigroup shares close lower on Tuesday, bank’s exposure to Russian assets at $5.4 billion

Citigroup Inc (C) said earlier this week its total exposure to Russian assets equaled $5.4 billion at the end of December. That compares with $5.5 billion at the end of September.

According to Citi’s regulatory filing, the $5.4 billion exposure is 0.3% of the group’s assets in 2021.

As of December 31st, the financial group’s total third party exposure in Russia stood at about $8.2 billion.

“Citi continues to monitor the current Russia–Ukraine geopolitical situation and economic conditions and will mitigate its exposures and risks as appropriate,” the Wall Street bank said in a statement.

Citigroup shares closed lower for a second consecutive trading session in New York on Tuesday. The stock went down 1.08% ($0.64) to $58.59, after touching an intraday low at $57.92. The latter has been a price level not seen since December 20th 2021 ($57.59).

Shares of Citigroup Inc have retreated 2.98% so far in 2022 compared with a 9.65% loss for the benchmark index, S&P 500 (SPX).

In 2021, Citigroup Inc’s stock went down 2.06%, thus, it underperformed the S&P 500, which registered a 26.89% gain.

Analyst stock price forecast and recommendation

According to TipRanks, at least 10 out of 17 surveyed investment analysts had rated Citigroup Inc’s stock as “Buy”, while 7 – as “Hold”. The median price target on the stock stands at $76.66. is a financial media specialized in providing daily news and education covering Forex, equities and commodities. Our academies for traders cover Forex, Price Action and Social Trading.

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