Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG)

Lloyds Banking Group plc, formerly Lloyds TSB Group plc, is a United Kingdom-based financial services company, whose businesses provide a range of banking and financial services in the United Kingdom and a limited number of locations overseas. Headquartered in London, the company operates through three segments: UK Retail Banking, Insurance and Investments, and Wholesale and International Banking. The UK Retail Banking segment provides banking and financial services, mortgages, and private banking services. The Insurance and Investments segment offers life assurance, pensions and savings products, general insurance, and fund management services. The Wholesale and International Banking segment provides banking and related services for companies, small and medium-sized businesses, banks, and financial institutions; and asset finance to personal and corporate customers.

Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG)’s Financial Overview

Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG) surged 0.7% yesterday to close its trading session at $2.89. The company has 1 year Price Target of $2.28. Lloyds Banking Group plc has 52-Week high of $4.55 and 52-Week Low of $2.47. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Dec 4, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Jul 6, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 6.23 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $51.11 Billion.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of -1.25 Percent, SMA50 of 1.34 Percent and SMA200 of -13.63 percent. Lloyds Banking Group plc has P/S value of 2.7 while its P/B value stands at 0.73. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 0.3 percent, Return on Equity of 4.4 percent and Return on Investment of 8.3 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 58.7 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Lloyds Banking Group plc (NYSE:LYG). On 29-Nov-16 Credit Suisse Initiated Lloyds Banking Group plc Stock  to Neutral. Another firm also rated the stock on 4-Nov-16 where JP Morgan Upgrade the stock to Overweight.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 4 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Lloyds Banking Group have a median target of 3.25, with a high estimate of 4.57 and a low estimate of 1.96. The median estimate represents a +12.42% increase from the last price of 2.89.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)

The Procter & Gamble Company is engaged in the manufacture and sale of a range of branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates in five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. The Beauty segment provides antiperspirants, deodorants, cosmetics, hair care products, personal cleansings, prestige products, and skin care products. The Grooming segment offers blades and razors, electronic hair removal devices, hair care appliances. The Health Care segment provides feminine care, gastrointestinal, incontinence, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, oral care, and other personal health care products. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment offers bleach and laundry additives, air care products, batteries, dish care items, fabric enhancers, laundry detergents, pet care products, and surface care products. The Baby Care and Family Care segment provides baby wipes, diapers and pants, tissues, and toilet papers. The Procter & Gamble is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)’s Financial Outlook

The 20 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Procter & Gamble have a median target of 95.00, with a high estimate of 106.00 and a low estimate of 76.00. The median estimate represents a +14.61% increase from the last price of 82.89.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

According to Zacks Investment Research, The Procter & Gamble Company has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.88. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock fell -0.22% and closed its last trading session at $82.89. The company has the market capitalization of $221.81 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $90.33 and 52-Week low of $74.46. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Oct 10, 2016 and 52-Week low on Jan 20, 2016. The company has volume of 6.18 Million shares. The company has a total of 2.68 Billion shares outstanding.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.03/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.98/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.05. This shows a surprise factor of 5.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 7.81 percent. Beta for The Procter & Gamble Company stands at 0.58 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.11. The company has Weekly Volatility of 0.68%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.30%%.

The Procter & Gamble Company has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -1.79%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.8 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -0.58%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 8.1 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 17.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 11.6% with Gross margin of 50.8 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 20.6% and 15.9% respectively.