Headlines about Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lloyds Banking Group PLC earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9980725264592 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE LYG) traded up 0.65% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $3.48. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,152,764 shares. The stock has a market cap of $55.39 billion, a PE ratio of 31.07 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $3.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.49. Lloyds Banking Group PLC has a 1-year low of $2.56 and a 1-year high of $3.87.

The business also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be issued a $0.052 dividend. This is a boost from Lloyds Banking Group PLC’s previous None dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.98%. Lloyds Banking Group PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 92.86%.

LYG has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “sell” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded Lloyds Banking Group PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. ValuEngine downgraded Lloyds Banking Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded Lloyds Banking Group PLC from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, UBS AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.00.

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Lloyds Banking Group PLC Company Profile

Lloyds Banking Group plc is a provider of financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom. The Company’s main business activities are retail and commercial banking, general insurance, and long-term savings, protection and investment. The Company’s segments are Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance, Insurance and Other.

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