Press coverage about Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lloyds Banking Group earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.5173091535009 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Lloyds Banking Group (LYG) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $3.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,944,535 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,376,146. The company has a market capitalization of $66,980.00, a P/E ratio of 15.83 and a beta of 0.80. Lloyds Banking Group has a 12-month low of $3.15 and a 12-month high of $4.21.

LYG has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Lloyds Banking Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. BNP Paribas upgraded Lloyds Banking Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a report on Friday. Finally, Macquarie downgraded Lloyds Banking Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.00.

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About Lloyds Banking Group

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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