Boenning Scattergood Comments on Citizens Financial Services Inc.’s Q4 2017 Earnings (CZFS)

Citizens Financial Services Inc. (OTCBB:CZFS) – Equities researchers at Boenning Scattergood lifted their Q4 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Citizens Financial Services in a report released on Tuesday. Boenning Scattergood analyst M. Schultheis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $1.10 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.09. Boenning Scattergood has a “Outperform” rating and a $63.50 price target on the stock. Boenning Scattergood also issued estimates for Citizens Financial Services’ Q1 2018 earnings at $1.06 EPS.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Citizens Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday. ValuEngine raised Citizens Financial Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th.

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Citizens Financial Services (OTCBB:CZFS) remained flat at $$60.50 during trading hours on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 378 shares, compared to its average volume of 490. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The company has a market capitalization of $211.24, a P/E ratio of 15.74 and a beta of -0.32. Citizens Financial Services has a 1-year low of $47.43 and a 1-year high of $65.00.

In other Citizens Financial Services news, Director Thomas E. Freeman bought 918 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 29th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $54.00 per share, with a total value of $49,572.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 10,338 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,252. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Dwight D. Rohrer purchased 475 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $61.49 per share, for a total transaction of $29,207.75. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought a total of 1,693 shares of company stock valued at $95,460 over the last three months. Company insiders own 11.60% of the company’s stock.

Citizens Financial Services Company Profile

Citizens Financial Services, Inc is a bank holding company for First Citizens Community Bank (the Bank). The Company is engaged in the ownership and management of the Bank and the Bank’s insurance agency subsidiary, First Citizens Insurance Agency, Inc It operates through community banking segment. The Bank is engaged in a range of banking activities and services for individual, business, governmental and institutional customers.

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