The stock's precipitous drop last year was, incredibly, an improvement for Citigroup, whose stock plummeted 73% in 2008. Citi has cut its losses since then -- the bank lost $1.6 billion in 2009, compared with $27 billion in 2008 -- and it repaid its TARP funds in December.
But while the bank's stock has bounced back recently, it remains weighed down by investors' skepticism about Citi's ability to get rid of bad assets.
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