Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of -1.33

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News articles about Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lloyds Banking Group earned a media sentiment score of -1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Lloyds Banking Group’s score:

LYG stock opened at $1.35 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $23.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 1.33. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $1.46 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $2.48. Lloyds Banking Group has a one year low of $1.27 and a one year high of $3.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.23, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 0.49.

The company also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 17th will be given a dividend of $0.105 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 12%. This is a positive change from Lloyds Banking Group’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 16th.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on LYG shares. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a report on Tuesday, April 7th. HSBC upgraded shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, March 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research note on Monday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, March 14th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.50.

About Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services under the Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, and Scottish Widows brands in the United Kingdom and internationally. It operates through three segments: Retail, Commercial Banking, and Insurance and Wealth. The Retail segment offers a range of financial service products, including current accounts, savings accounts, mortgages, motor finance, unsecured consumer loans, leasing solutions, and credit cards to personal and small business customers.

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