Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts

Posted April 06, 2017

The volume of the particular stock is the shares bought and sold in a single trading day.

Lloyds' share price has advanced in today's session, having added 0.91 percent to 66.63p as of 08:44 BST, slightly outperforming the benchmark FTSE 100 index which is now 0.52 percent better off at 7,320.39 points. During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 4.03 million shares. Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) is a part of Financial sector and belongs to Foreign Money Center Banks industry.

The UK government has reduced its holding in Lloyds Banking Group to less than 2%, putting the lender on track to be in full private ownership within weeks. The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. A high ROIC number typically reflects positively on company management while a low number typically reflects the opposite. Lloyds Banking Group PLC now has a yearly EPS of 0.14.

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 6.92%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 7.1% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a neutral rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research note on Thursday, December 1st. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 5.8% while it's Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 0%.

In October previous year, the lender said that it would eliminate 1,230 jobs, as part of restructuring strategy to reduce costs and increase returns for shareholders.

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Looking at the current price of the stock and the 52 week high and low, it suggests that the stock is likely to go Up in the future.

In 2014, Lloyds announced a separate plan to close 400 branches over three years, with the loss of 9,000 jobs.

Another key indicator that can help investors determine if a stock might be a quality investment is the Return on Equity or ROE. Beta factor is used to measure the volatility of the stock. This represents a dividend yield of 3.17%.

In the duration of 12 months Lloyds Banking Group PLC ORD's share price has increased by 0% to 66.32 from 0.00. LYG has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 23.47, Forward P/E of 3380, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 0.18 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 0.