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Insider Trading At Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE: LYG): What Did We Note?

Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) traded at $2.45 at close of the session on Tuesday, 01/24/23.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $2.45 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.19 with the day’s price range being $2.43 – $2.46. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 8.19. In terms of its 52-week price range, LYG has a high of $2.92 and a low of $1.70. The company’s stock has gained about 8.89% over that past 30 days.

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Lloyds Banking Group plc has a market cap of $40.71 billion. With its Forward Dividend at 0.10 and a yield of 4.20%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the LYG stock to gain ahead of the earnings release.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the LYG stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 5.51% off its SMA20 and 9.80% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 75.43 while the volatility over the past week is 1.50% and jumps to 1.72% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.28, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.04.

Let’s briefly compare Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 0.00% and -10.58% over the past 12 months for LYG. Another of its peers Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) has dropped -0.60% previous session, and was -3.76% down over the past year, while Royal Bank of Canada (RY) was also up 0.24% in the last session, while its price remained in the red at -12.08% over the same period.. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at -0.07% and 0.31%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 6.92 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 5.48 million. Current shares outstanding are 17.75 billion.

The insiders hold 81.30% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 2.70%. The data shows that short shares as of Dec 29, 2022, stood at 8.21 million at a short ratio of 1.41. This represents a 0.05% short interest in shares outstanding on Dec 29, 2022. Shares short rose in December from the previous month at 6.89 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 11.36% up in year-to-date price movement.

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