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Is Lloyds Banking Group plc(NYSE: LYG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE: LYG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 11/28/2001. Lloyds Banking Group plc is in the Foreign Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Lloyds Banking Group plc, is 8537.82, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 11/28/2001 is -29.39%.

To help you determine whether Lloyds Banking Group plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 332.22 and forward P/E is 9.97. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lloyds Banking Group plc has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.14 and the P/B ratio is 0.85. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.16 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Lloyds Banking Group plc is trading at, 2.99 (0.00% today), Lloyds Banking Group plc has a dividend yield of 5.69%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 131.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.01, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -21.05% after growing -53.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -50.20%, and 22.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 16738.1, and the number of shares float is 10825.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 81.30%, and institutional ownership is at 1.60%. The float short is 0.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.78. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.10%, and also a return on investment of 8.30%.

The ability for Lloyds Banking Group plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.27 and total debt/equity is 2.27. In terms of margins, Lloyds Banking Group plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 64.40%, and Lloyds Banking Group plc has a profit margin of 4.20%.

The 52 week high is -43.91%, with 21.05% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -19.63% and the 200 day simple moving average is -24.98%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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