NA Continues to Hold Position in Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG)

Elias Hubbard
July 15, 2017

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BT Group PLC from a "sell" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, May 8th.

Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) opened at 3.59 on Friday.

The most current P/E ratio is 22.88 and the market value is 70.67B. The company's Relative strength index is 54.68. The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Lloyds Banking Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:LYG) has declined 7.28% since July 13, 2016 and is downtrending. Numis Securities Ltd now has GBX 1,557 ($20.17) target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of GBX 1,779 ($23.04). There is no concrete way to calculate a price target.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) was the target of a large decrease in short interest during the month of May.

The Stock traded with an actual day volume of 3.57 Million and average volume of 5.02 Million respectively. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability.

Analysts are speculating a 34.48% move, based on the high target price ($4.68) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company's earnings power. In contrast to the year ago quarter EPS was at 0. The current consensus recommendation provided by covering analysts is 2.10. The utilities provider reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.04.

The company is up by 2.59% since yesterday's close of $3.48. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income.

Direct Line Insurance Group plc is a United Kingdom-based personal and small business general insurer. The High end of the Estimate is $21.93 Billion, while the Low end of the Estimate is $21.93 Billion. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 0 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 20.28. The average is taken over a specific period of time, like 10 days, 20 minutes, 30 weeks, or any time period the trader chooses. A frequently used tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Long term debt/equity is 1.87 and total debt/equity is 1.87. Moving averages can be very helpful for identifying peaks and troughs. Look at the direction of the moving average to get a basic idea of which way the price is moving. Additionally, LYG had a day price range of $3.46 to $3.5.

When we see the company's Volatility, it now has a monthly volatility of 1.26% and weekly volatility of 1.33%.

BT has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Analysts anticipate that traders could see stock price minimum in the $3 range (lowest target price).

Currently Lloyds Banking Group Plc (NYSE:LYG)'s shares owned by insiders are 81.3%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 1.9%. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

10/27/2016 - Lloyds Banking Group Plc had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Beaufort Securities. It is meant to chart the current and historical strength or weakness of a stock or market based on the closing prices of a recent trading period. The stock of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:LYG) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, November 13 by Davy Research. The stock climbed 7.74 percent over the past quarter, while surged 6.42 percent over the past six months.

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