Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY)‘s stock had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) in a report released on Friday.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. UBS AG set a GBX 85 ($1.15) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Investec reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 75 ($1.01) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 86 ($1.16) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Monday, June 12th. HSBC Holdings plc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 76 ($1.02) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co set a GBX 83 ($1.12) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 74.98 ($1.01).

Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) traded down 0.80% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting GBX 66.91. The company had a trading volume of 89,933,363 shares. Lloyds Banking Group PLC has a one year low of GBX 50.84 and a one year high of GBX 73.58. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 64.91 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 67.08. The company’s market capitalization is GBX 42.60 billion.

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In other Lloyds Banking Group PLC news, insider George Culmer bought 101,589 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 66 ($0.89) per share, for a total transaction of £67,048.74 ($90,398.73). Also, insider Antonio Horta-Osorio bought 4,873 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 66 ($0.89) per share, for a total transaction of £3,216.18 ($4,336.23). In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 111,855 shares of company stock worth $7,387,115.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC Company Profile

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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