Media headlines about Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lloyds Banking Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5163508272654 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Shares of Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) traded down $0.07 on Tuesday, hitting $4.05. The stock had a trading volume of 1,880,261 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,528,756. The firm has a market cap of $72,490.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.20 and a beta of 0.76. Lloyds Banking Group has a one year low of $3.15 and a one year high of $4.21.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on LYG shares. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Morgan Stanley lowered Lloyds Banking Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Lloyds Banking Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. BNP Paribas raised Lloyds Banking Group from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised Lloyds Banking Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Lloyds Banking Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.00.

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Lloyds Banking Group 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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