News headlines about Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Lloyds Banking Group earned a coverage optimism score of 1.35 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Lloyds Banking Group’s score:
- Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Short Interest Down 61.5% in October (americanbankingnews.com)
- Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) Receiving Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows (americanbankingnews.com)
- Buy This And Sleep Well At Night:: Lloyds Banking Group plc, (NYSE: LYG) (nysenasdaqnews.com)
- Stock with Surprising Moves in Wall Street: Lloyds Banking Group Plc (LYG) (emnnews.com)
- FTSE 100 ends higher, boosted by banks (marketwatch.com)
LYG has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Jefferies Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 10th. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, Citigroup raised shares of Lloyds Banking Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.25.
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Lloyds Banking Group Company Profile
Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services under the Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, and Scottish Widows brands in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company 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, and unsecured consumer lending products to personal and small business customers.
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