January 23, 2018

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts

13 August 2017, 03:48 | Austin Hogan

Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC by 8.9% in the first quarter. The company had a trading volume of 87,264,795 shares. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their target price on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC from GBX 86 ($1.12) to GBX 87 ($1.13) and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. For institutional shareholders who wish to sell a large number of shares of a certain stock, lower liquidity will force them to sell the stock slowly over a longer period of time, to avoid losses because of slippage.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Position Held by American Trust Investment Advisors LLC" was originally posted by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. Advisors Capital Management LLC owned 0.34% of Lloyds Banking Group PLC as of its most recent SEC filing. The fund owned 62,770 shares of the financial services provider's stock at the end of the second quarter.

Among 13 analysts covering Lloyds Banking (NYSE:LYG), 4 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 3 Hold.

In related news, insider Antonio Horta-Osorio purchased 50,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 17th. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of GBX 75.26 ($0.98). This is an increase from Lloyds Banking Group PLC's previous None dividend of $0.05. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US & global copyright & trademark law. ValuEngine cut Lloyds Banking Group PLC from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. (The) reaffirmed a "sell" rating and issued a GBX 58 ($0.76) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd.

Several research firms recently issued reports on LYG. The legal version of this article can be read at Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Raymond James Trust N.A. raised its stake in Lloyds Banking Group PLC by 56.9% in the first quarter.

The share of Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) now has a value of $3.51 while the company's 52 week low is at $2.56, the shares dropped to the 52 week low on 10/13/16. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC by 24.2% in the first quarter. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $3.53 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.50.

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Lloyds Banking Group Plc (NYSE:LYG) as of recent trade, has shown weekly downbeat performance of -4.24% which was maintained at -2.59% in 1-month period.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) opened at 3.40 on Friday.

Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. The company's market cap is GBX 2.06 billion.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 27th. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.052 per share. This dividend represents a yield of $2.97. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. Lloyds Banking Group PLC's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 128.57%.

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