Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) insider Antonio Horta-Osorio acquired 288 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 10th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of GBX 52 ($0.64) per share, for a total transaction of £149.76 ($185.35).
Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) opened at 53.03 on Thursday. The company’s market cap is GBX 30.77 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of GBX 56.63 and a 200-day moving average of GBX 61.03. Lloyds Banking Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 47.10 and a 52 week high of GBX 78.02.
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 11th were paid a GBX 0.85 ($0.01) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 11th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.62%.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Societe Generale reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 70 ($0.87) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 83 ($1.03) price objective on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Barclays PLC downgraded shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC to a ” equal-weight” rating and set a GBX 65 ($0.80) price objective on the stock. in a research report on Monday, June 27th. BNP Paribas restated an “underperform” rating and issued a GBX 70 ($0.87) target price on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, Citigroup Inc. set a GBX 50 ($0.62) target price on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 69.39 ($0.86).