It’s time to break up Citigroup.
Treasury raised $10 billion and change Tuesday by selling 2.4 billion Citi shares in an offering underwritten by Morgan Stanley. The deal left the feds, savaged recently for their massive lending to the financial sector during the crisis, sitting on a $12 billion profit from the Citi bailout.
Tuesday’s rally means Citi shares posted a double-digit percentage gain over the year in which Treasury sold off what was at one point a 27% stake. So much for overwhelming the market.