Wall Street is positive on Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG). On average, analysts give LYG a Buy rating. The average price target is $2.8, which means analysts expect the stock to rise by 29.03% over the next twelve months.
That average ranking earns LYG an Analyst Rating of 27, which is better than 27% of stocks based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.
Wall Street analysts are rating LYG a Buy today. Find out what this means to you and get the rest of the rankings on LYG!
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What's Happening With Lloyds Banking Group PLC Stock Today?
Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) stock has fallen -0.68% while the S&P 500 is higher by 0.06% as of 10:50 AM on Thursday, Aug 18. LYG is lower by -$0.02 from the previous closing price of $2.19 on volume of 3,288,442 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 has fallen -2.81% while LYG is lower by -9.96%. LYG earned $0.29 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.44.
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