How to buy Lloyds Banking Group shares | 45.4p

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Like most stocks, Lloyds shares tumbled in early 2020, but bounced back somewhat towards the end of the year. Some investors believe it may continue to rally in 2021 due to optimistic profitability predictions.

How to buy shares in Lloyds Banking Group

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: LLOY in this case.
  5. Research Lloyds Banking Group shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Lloyds Banking Group shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Lloyds Banking Group share price

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Lloyds Banking Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
Open45.45p
High45.72p
Low45.14p
Close45.4p
Previous close45.455p
Change -0.055p
Change % -0.121%
Volume 84,621,068
Information last updated 2021-04-27.
52-week range23.5819p - 45.0091p
50-day moving average 42.2796p
200-day moving average 36.6916p
Wall St. target price75.37p
PE ratio 36.1083
Dividend yield 0.006p (1.4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) 1.2p
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Fees for buying 500x Lloyds Banking Group shares with popular platforms

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£227.00 total
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£238.95 total
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Is it a good time to buy Lloyds Banking Group stock?

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Lloyds Banking Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of 45.4p

1 week (2021-04-29) -0.12%
1 month (2021-04-07) 4.73%
3 months (2021-02-05) 22.70%
6 months (2020-11-06) 65.91%
1 year (2020-05-06) 50.48%
2 years (2019-05-03) -27.52%
3 years (2018-05-04) -30.56%
5 years (2016-05-06) -30.16%

Is Lloyds Banking Group under- or over-valued?

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

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 36x. In other words, Lloyds Banking Group shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Lloyds Banking Group's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the banks-regional industry or those of similar companies.

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 0.7101. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider Lloyds Banking Group's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Financials

Revenue TTM £11.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.36%
Gross profit TTM £11 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.16%
Return on equity TTM 2.85%
Profit margin 11.79%
Book value 0.695p
Market capitalisation £30 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Lloyds Banking Group.

Total ESG risk score

Lloyds Banking Group's total ESG risk: 29.76

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Lloyds Banking Group's overall score of 29.76 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 44th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Lloyds Banking Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Lloyds Banking Group's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Lloyds Banking Group's environmental score: 8.82/100

Lloyds Banking Group's environmental score of 8.82 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lloyds Banking Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Lloyds Banking Group's social score: 15.38/100

Lloyds Banking Group's social score of 15.38 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Lloyds Banking Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Lloyds Banking Group's governance score: 16.56/100

Lloyds Banking Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Lloyds Banking Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Lloyds Banking Group's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Lloyds Banking Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Lloyds Banking Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Lloyds Banking Group plc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.76
Total ESG percentile 44.04
Environmental score 8.82
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 15.38
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 16.56
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 3

Lloyds Banking Group share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.01% of net profits

Recently Lloyds Banking Group has paid out, on average, around 37.01% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lloyds Banking Group's case, that would currently equate to about 0.006p per share.

While Lloyds Banking Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Lloyds Banking Group's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Lloyds Banking Group's shares ever split?

Lloyds Banking Group's shares were split on a 41:40 basis on 10 May 2009. So if you had owned 40 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 41 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lloyds Banking Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lloyds Banking Group shares which in turn could have impacted Lloyds Banking Group's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lloyds Banking Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as 23.5819p up to 45.0091p. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LLOY.LSE volatility(beta: 1.43)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (LSE average) beta is 1, while Lloyds Banking Group's is 1.4341. 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).

To put Lloyds Banking Group's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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