Yes Obama doing this caused negative publicity which I am suer is hurting them.
Obama is abusing power by taking shares in these companies. This is a government take over. He did it to the auto companies and banks.
Citibank to Pay Back $20 Billion Bailout | News10.net | Sacramento, California | Local News
Citigroup is repaying $20 billion in bailout money it received from the Treasury Department, in an effort to reduce government influence.
The New York-based bank was among the hardest hit by the credit crisis and rising loan defaults. It received $45 billion in government support as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program.
Citigroup Inc. only has to pay back $20 billion because the remaining $25 billion was converted into a 34 percent ownership stake in the bank earlier this year.