Target Price Review & Stock Update on Lloyds Banking Group Plc (NYSE:LYG)

Equity research analysts have provided views on where they believe the stock will be trading in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $2.280 on company shares. Sell-side analysts tap into their vast knowledge of the company to help gauge future stock movement. Because of the various techniques used, analysts may come up with very different stock target estimates. 

After a recent check on the stock, shares have been seen trading $0.128 away from the 50-day moving average of $3.287 and $0.378 away from the 200-day moving average of $3.037. The stock has been recently noted at -22.738% off of the 52-week high of 4.420 and +38.259% separated from the 52-week low of 2.470. Monitoring the stock price relative to moving averages as well as 52 week highs and lows may help with the evaluation of future stock performance.
Analysts that track the company may use various metrics to aid with calculating target price predictions.

A frequently used metric is a company’s price to earnings ratio. This calculation is derived by dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. Lloyds Banking Group Plc Americ currently has a P/E Ratio of 47.431. Traders may also keep an eye on a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the expected future growth rate of the company. A PEG Ratio below one may represent that the company is undervalued. If the company’s PEG Ratio is higher than one, it may indicate that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The company has a current PEG Ratio of -0.840.