Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages

Lloyds Banking Group now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of GBX 76.38 ($1.06). Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its position in Lloyds Banking Group by 8.1% during the 3rd quarter.

Among 29 analysts covering Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY), 19 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. It dropped, as 16 investors sold Rogers Communications Inc. shares while 78 reduced holdings. The PT would suggest a potential upside of 25.55 % from the close price of Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY).

Credit Suisse now has a GBX 85.00 PT on shares of Lloyds Banking Group (LON:LLOY). Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Lloyds Banking Group during the fourth quarter worth $466,000. The stock exchanged hands 5.59 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 4.96 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $68.93 Billion. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC now owns 35,688 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $133,000 after acquiring an additional 21,084 shares in the last quarter.

Additionally on 10/10/17 Credit Suisse "Upgrades" Lloyds Banking Group Plc (NYSE:LYG) to Outperform setting price target at $0 and on 11/29/16 Credit Suisse "Initiates Coverage On" the stock to Neutral at $0. Lloyds Banking Group had a return on equity of 19.07% and a net margin of 12.81%. equities analysts expect that Lloyds Banking Group PLC will post 0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Mondrian Investment Partners LTD lifted its position in Lloyds Banking Group by 6.4% during the 3rd quarter. Deutsche Bank maintained Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) rating on Thursday, November 24. The company had a trading volume of 102,240,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 154,970,000. Lloyds Banking Group has a 52 week low of GBX 61.81 ($0.85) and a 52 week high of GBX 73.58 ($1.02). Wood maintained the shares of LLOY in report on Wednesday, March 16 with "Market Perform" rating. The financial services provider reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter. Lloyds Banking Group plc is given 0 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 0 holds.

Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 29th. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) has a 20-Day average volume of 5.27 Million. Investors of record on Friday, April 20th will be given a dividend of $0.1141 per share. This is a positive change from Lloyds Banking Group's previous semiannual dividend of $0.08. This represents a yield of 6.01%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 19th.

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Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services under the Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, and Scottish Widows brands to individual and business clients in the United Kingdom and internationally.

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