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5 Analyst Favorite Stocks to Buy for Q2 That Could Be Huge Winners

Citigroup

Shares of this top bank have rallied well off the lows and look poised to move higher in the rest of 2021. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) is a leading global diversified financial service company that provides consumers, corporations, governments a broad range of financial products and services.

Citigroup offers services such as consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services and wealth management. It operates and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.

Trading at a still very cheap 10.9 times estimated 2021 earnings, the stock looks very reasonable in what remains a volatile stock market and in a sector that has lagged dramatically until recently.

Citigroup stock investors receive a 2.76% dividend. BofA Securities has a $100 price target, and the consensus price objective is just $79.75. The shares closed trading at $73.84 on Thursday.

Goldman Sachs

This financial services giant is a premier stock for those looking to add financials. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) has a gigantic institutional equity, debt and derivatives business, an ultra-high net worth clientele, top investment banking and capital markets expertise, and the firm continues to be a dominant force around the world in the world of finance.

Its Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, including strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings and spin-offs; middle-market lending, relationship lending and acquisition financing; as well as transaction banking services.

This segment also offers underwriting services, such as equity underwriting for common and preferred stock and convertible and exchangeable securities, and debt underwriting for various types of debt instruments, including investment-grade and high-yield debt, bank and bridge loans and emerging- and growth-market debt.

Goldman Sachs Global Markets segment is involved in client execution activities for cash and derivative instruments; credit products; mortgages; currencies; commodities; and equities; and provision of equity intermediation and equity financing services. It also offers clearing, settlement and custody services.

Shareholders receive a 1.45% dividend. The $345 price target at BofA Securities is slightly lower than the $346.53 consensus target. Goldman Sachs stock closing above both levels on Thursday at $348 a share.

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