Media headlines about Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lloyds Banking Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.1067504648017 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $3.50. 2,827,797 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,619,705. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 1.38. The company has a market cap of $64,045.95, a PE ratio of 6.59 and a beta of 0.76. Lloyds Banking Group has a 12 month low of $3.06 and a 12 month high of $3.87.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on LYG shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “sell” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. UBS restated a “buy” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Macquarie downgraded shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.00.

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About Lloyds Banking Group

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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