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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 9701.3, and so far today it has a volume of 7329700. Performance year to date since the 11/28/2001 is -20.86%.

To help you determine whether Lloyds Banking Group plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30.84 and forward P/E is 11.38. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Lloyds Banking Group plc has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 2.61 and the P/B ratio is 0.92. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.17 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Lloyds Banking Group plc is trading at, 3.3 (2.80% today), Lloyds Banking Group plc has a dividend yield of 2.73%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -21.62% after growing -53.90% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 128.80%, and -5.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 17838.67, 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 0.10%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.09. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, 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 2.3 and total debt/equity is 2.3. In terms of margins, Lloyds Banking Group plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at *TBA, and Lloyds Banking Group plc has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -28.86%, with 35.68% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.24% and the 200 day simple moving average is -9.85%.

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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