Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY)

Sector:

Banking

Index:

FTSE 100

34.40p
   
  • Change Today:
    -3.17p
  • 52 Week High: 67.25
  • 52 Week Low: 30.57
  • Currency: UK Pounds
  • Shares Issued: 70,427m
  • Volume: 357,109,872
  • Market Cap: £24,223m
  • RiskGrade: 339

Morgan Stanley shows preference for Lloyds among UK listed lenders

By Alexander Bueso

Date: Tuesday 19 Nov 2019

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded their view on European lenders' shares, including for the various London-listed banks, from 'in-line' to 'attractive'.
"While the interest rates continue to be low, with uncertainty on lower bound gone, our confidence in earnings expectations bottoming in 2H19 has grown," they said.

Nonetheless, they were not anticipating much growth, they conceded, with earnings seen ahead by roughly only 1.0% over the following two years, although the potential existed for lenders to "recalibrate" their business models given the "shallow" credit cycle.

They added another caveat: "We are also mindful of the key regulatory impacts to come."

On a more positive, they highlighted five key themes for the group, including: "No more deposit rate cuts, steeper European [interest rate] curves, sequential macro stabilization across the continent are all positives for the bank stocks; interest rate and credit cycles line up into 2020; support from outsized, steady cash returns; and bottoming valuations.

In particular, they highlighted Santander, Unicredit and Lloyds (Overweight, target price: 72.0p) among their most preferred issues in the sector.

Within the same research note, Barclays (target price: 200.0p), RBS (target price: 260.0p), and Virgin Money (target price: 180.0p) were all at 'equalweight'.



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Lloyds Market Data

Currency UK Pounds
Share Price 34.40p
Change Today -3.17p
% Change -8.43 %
52 Week High 67.25
52 Week Low 30.57
Volume 357,109,872
Shares Issued 70,427m
Market Cap £24,223m
RiskGrade 339

Lloyds Star Ratings

Compare performance with the sector and the market.
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Key: vs Market vs Sector
Value
96.71% above the market average96.71% above the market average96.71% above the market average96.71% above the market average96.71% above the market average
25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average25.00% above the sector average
Price Trend
48.81% below the market average48.81% below the market average48.81% below the market average48.81% below the market average48.81% below the market average
5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average5.88% above the sector average
Income
73.04% above the market average73.04% above the market average73.04% above the market average73.04% above the market average73.04% above the market average
7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average7.69% above the sector average
Growth
23.95% below the market average23.95% below the market average23.95% below the market average23.95% below the market average23.95% below the market average
44.44% below the sector average44.44% below the sector average44.44% below the sector average44.44% below the sector average44.44% below the sector average

What The Brokers Say

Strong Buy 12
Buy 1
Neutral 5
Sell 3
Strong Sell 1
Total 22
buy
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Lloyds Dividends

  Latest Previous
  Final Interim
Ex-Div 16-Apr-20 08-Aug-19
Paid 27-May-20 13-Sep-19
Amount 2.25p 1.12p

Trades for 27-Mar-2020

Time Volume / Share Price
18:18 63,159,000 @ 35.50p
17:06 25,000 @ 34.40p
16:35 143 @ 34.40p
16:35 73,939,494 @ 34.40p
16:33 264,385 @ 34.35p

Lloyds Key Personnel

Chair Norman Blackwell
COO Juan Colombás

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