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How to buy Lloyds Banking Group stock | $2.64

Learn how to easily invest in Lloyds Banking Group stock.

Lloyds Banking Group plc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Lloyds Banking Group shares (LYG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lloyds Banking Group employs 61,576 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Lloyds Banking Group stock price (NYSE: LYG)

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Lloyds Banking Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-10.
Latest market close$2.64
52-week range$1.26 - $2.79
50-day moving average $2.39
200-day moving average $2.50
Wall St. target price$2.33
PE ratio 9655.172
Dividend yield $0.012 (0.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.00

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Lloyds Banking Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.64 from 2021-10-14

1 week (2021-10-08) 4.76%
1 month (2021-09-16) 8.64%
3 months (2021-07-16) 7.32%
6 months (2021-04-15) 12.34%
1 year (2020-10-15) 97.01%
2 years (2019-10-15) -14.01%
3 years (2018-10-15) 3.02
5 years (2016-10-14) 0.76%

Is Lloyds Banking Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Lloyds Banking Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Lloyds Banking Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Lloyds Banking Group's P/E ratio

Lloyds Banking Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9655x. In other words, Lloyds Banking Group shares trade at around 9655x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Lloyds Banking Group's PEG ratio

Lloyds Banking Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2083. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Lloyds Banking Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Lloyds Banking Group financials

Revenue TTM $15.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.33%
Gross profit TTM $11 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.6%
Return on equity TTM 10.39%
Profit margin 32.31%
Book value $0.00
Market capitalisation $45.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lloyds Banking Group shares

There are currently 997,451 Lloyds Banking Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Lloyds Banking Group's "short interest". This figure is 83.3% down from 6.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Lloyds Banking Group shares can be evaluated.

Lloyds Banking Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lloyds Banking Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lloyds Banking Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lloyds Banking Group shares traded daily (recently around 5.9 million). Lloyds Banking Group's SIR currently stands at 0.17. In other words for every 100,000 Lloyds Banking Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 170 shares are currently held short.

However Lloyds Banking Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lloyds Banking Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lloyds Banking Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lloyds Banking Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lloyds Banking Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lloyds Banking Group shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Lloyds Banking Group.

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Lloyds Banking Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 94.05% of net profits

Recently Lloyds Banking Group has paid out, on average, around 94.05% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lloyds Banking Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lloyds Banking Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.012 per share.

Lloyds Banking Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Lloyds Banking Group's most recent dividend payout was on 22 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lloyds Banking Group's shares ever split?

Lloyds Banking Group's shares were split on 5 May 2009.

Lloyds Banking Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lloyds Banking Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.2635 up to $2.7884. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LYG.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Lloyds Banking Group's is 1.4153. This would suggest that Lloyds Banking Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Lloyds Banking Group overview

Lloyds Banking Group plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of banking and financial services 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 loans, leasing solutions, credit cards, and other financial services to personal and small business customers. The Commercial Banking segment provides lending, transactional banking, working capital management, risk management, and debt capital market services to small and medium-sized entities, corporates, and financial institutions. The Insurance and Wealth segment offers life, home, and car insurance products; and pension, investment, and wealth management products and services. It also provides digital and mobile banking, and telephone services, as well as advisory services for savings, investments, and planning for retirement. The company offers its products and services under the Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Scottish Widows, MBNA, Schroders Personal Wealth, Black Horse, Lex Autolease, Birmingham Midshires, LDC, IWeb, and Agricultural Mortgage Corporation brands.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Lloyds Banking Group is owned by institutions?
Currently 1.527% of Lloyds Banking Group shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Lloyds Banking Group?
Latest data suggests 61,576 work at Lloyds Banking Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Lloyds Banking Group?
Lloyds Banking Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Lloyds Banking Group based?
Lloyds Banking Group's address is: 25 Gresham Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2V 7HN
What is Lloyds Banking Group's ISIN number?
Lloyds Banking Group's international securities identification number is: US5394391099
What is Lloyds Banking Group's CUSIP number?
Lloyds Banking Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 539439109

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