Media coverage about Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lloyds Banking Group earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.7761990875848 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently commented on LYG. BNP Paribas upgraded Lloyds Banking Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Morgan Stanley cut Lloyds Banking Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “sell” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lloyds Banking Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Lloyds Banking Group in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.00.

Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) traded up $0.02 on Tuesday, hitting $4.13. The stock had a trading volume of 2,958,350 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,806,780. The stock has a market cap of $72,080.00, a PE ratio of 17.21 and a beta of 0.76. Lloyds Banking Group has a 52 week low of $3.15 and a 52 week high of $4.13.

Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter. Lloyds Banking Group had a return on equity of 18.38% and a net margin of 19.22%. equities analysts expect that Lloyds Banking Group will post 0.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Lloyds Banking Group

Lloyds Banking Group plc is a provider of financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom. The Company’s main business activities are retail and commercial banking, general insurance, and long-term savings, protection and investment. The Company’s segments are Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance, Insurance and Other.

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