Taxpayer stake in Lloyds Banking Group falls below 2%

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Whitehall's trading plan for Lloyds shares initially ran from 17 December 2014 to 30 June 2016 but this was extended in October a year ago. Fundamental analysis takes into consideration market, industry and stock conditions to help determine if the shares are correctly valued.

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) opened at 66.3244 on Monday. NWQ Investment Management Company LLC now owns 3,482,343 shares of the company's stock worth $19,257,000 after buying an additional 884,845 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC by 35.4% in the third quarter.

The taxpayer's stake in Lloyd's Banking Group has fallen to below 2% as the government continues to reduce its shareholding. A recent bid puts the equity at $3.24. A high ROIC number typically reflects positively on company management while a low number typically reflects the opposite.

A total of 21 brokerages have issued a ratings update on Lloyds Banking Group PLC. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of GBX 241.37 and a 200-day moving average price of GBX 214.20. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. The Moving Average SMA50 is -0.52% while SMA200 is 8.83%.

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Turning to Return on Assets or ROA, Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) has a current ROA of 0.31.

In October past year, the lender said that it would eliminate 1,230 jobs, as part of restructuring strategy to reduce costs and increase returns for shareholders.

Last month Lloyds said it had recruited professor Russel Griggs to conduct an independent review on compensation for victims of the HBOS scandal. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 0%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 9.03%. The stock has performed -2.06% over the last seven days, -1.19% over the last thirty, and 3.11% over the last three months.

By the end of this year Lloyds will be left with about 1,950 branches around the United Kingdom, meaning it will still have the largest network of any High Street bank. Beta factor, which measures the riskiness of the security, was observed as 1.15.

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