Lloyds Banking Group plc [NYSE: LYG] loss -1.78% on the last trading session, reaching $2.21 price per share at the time.
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Lloyds Banking Group plc represents 13.46 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $36.81 billion with the latest information. LYG stock price has been found in the range of $2.20 to $2.25.
If compared to the average trading volume of 9.64M shares, LYG reached a trading volume of 5394752 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LYG shares is $3.08 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LYG stock is a recommendation set at 1.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
JP Morgan have made an estimate for Lloyds Banking Group plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 06, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on November 25, 2022, representing the official price target for Lloyds Banking Group plc stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Lloyds Banking Group plc is set at 0.05, with the Price to Sales ratio for LYG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.66.
Trading performance analysis for LYG stock
Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.91. With this latest performance, LYG shares gained by 1.38% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.76% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -12.99% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for LYG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 52.86, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.97, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.47 for Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.09, while it was recorded at 2.23 for the last single week of trading, and 2.14 for the last 200 days.
Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.05. Lloyds Banking Group plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.74.
Return on Total Capital for LYG is now 3.26, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.86. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.86, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.61. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 294.98. Additionally, LYG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 74.68, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 15.64. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 170.97, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 43.29.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG] managed to generate an average of $92,399 per employee.
Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for LYG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Lloyds Banking Group plc go to -10.30%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Lloyds Banking Group plc [LYG]
There are presently around $831 million, or 2.70% of LYG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LYG stocks are: JANE STREET GROUP, LLC with ownership of 31,629,929, which is approximately 22.635% of the company’s market cap and around 81.30% of the total institutional ownership; MACQUARIE GROUP LTD, holding 28,169,592 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $62.26 million in LYG stocks shares; and JPMORGAN CHASE & CO, currently with $59.02 million in LYG stock with ownership of nearly -9.918% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Lloyds Banking Group plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 168 institutional holders increased their position in Lloyds Banking Group plc [NYSE:LYG] by around 48,955,147 shares. Additionally, 111 investors decreased positions by around 10,240,264 shares, while 51 investors held positions by with 316,738,933 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 375,934,344 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LYG stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 11,013,234 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 3,536,723 shares during the same period.