The trading price of Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) floating lower at last check on Wednesday, Jan 13, closing at $1.97, -1.78% lower than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $1.9300 and $1.9600. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 89.55, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.44. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $3.08 and a 52-week low of $1.17. Over the past month, the stock has gained 4.79% in value.

On the technical side, indicators suggest LYG has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned LYG a recommendation rating is 23. Out of them, 8 rate it a Hold, while 9 recommend Buy, whereas 3 assign an Outperform rating. 1 analyst(s) have tagged Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) as Underperform, while 2 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that LYG’s price is currently 0.6% off the SMA20 and 4.95% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 51.79, and weekly volatility stands at 2.24%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 2.89%. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.44, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.08. With analysts defining $1.65-$2.45 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $2.1 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -14.51% off the estimated low and 26.94% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if LYG’s share price rises to $2.09, which is the median consensus price. At that level, LYG’s share price would be +8.29% above current price.

To see how Lloyds Banking Group plc stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: LYG stock’s performance was -1.78% at last check in today’s session, and -35.62% in the past year, while Hdfc Bank Ltd (HDB) has been trading +0.33% in recent session and positioned +19.03% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Royal Bank of Canada (RY) saw its stock trading -0.12% lower in today’s session but was up +6.33% in a year. Furthermore, HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBC) showed a decline of -1.78% today while its price kept declining at -35.62% over the past year. Lloyds Banking Group plc has a P/E ratio of 89.55, compared to Hdfc Bank Ltd’s 144.56 and Royal Bank of Canada’s 13.84. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has surged 0.11%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative seesion, down -0.1% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) indicates that the 3-month average is 6.91 Million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 7.88 Million.

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Currently, records show that 17.71 Billion of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 0% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 1.43%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of December 14, 2020, stood at 3.63 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 0.53 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 0.02% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in December were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 3.37 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen +0.51% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.


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