Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty-nine brokerages that are covering the company. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 70.09 ($0.91).

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 63 ($0.82) target price (down from GBX 78 ($1.02)) on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Sunday, June 26th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. set a GBX 53 ($0.69) target price on Lloyds Banking Group PLC and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Societe Generale reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 70 ($0.91) price target on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Sunday, July 3rd. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 65 ($0.85) price target on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Independent Research GmbH set a GBX 50 ($0.65) price target on Lloyds Banking Group PLC and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 24th.

Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) opened at 52.50 on Wednesday. Lloyds Banking Group PLC has a 52-week low of GBX 47.10 and a 52-week high of GBX 78.02. The company’s 50 day moving average price is GBX 56.79 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 61.42. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 30.46 billion.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 11th were issued a dividend of GBX 0.85 ($0.01) per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.62%.

In other news, insider Horta-Osorio,Antonio bought 3,377 shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC stock in a transaction on Monday, July 18th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 56 ($0.73) per share, with a total value of £1,891.12 ($2,468.50).

About Lloyds Banking Group PLC

LLOYDS BANKING GROUP plc provides financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom but also overseas. The Company’s business activities include retail and commercial banking, long-term savings, protection and investment. It operates through its segments, including Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance and Insurance.

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