Credit Suisse reiterates the Outperform rating on Lloyds Banking Group plc. stock.
Stocktargetadvisor has a consensus Strong Buy rating on the stock.
STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Slightly Bearish with a score of 3.1 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.
What to like
High market capitalization
This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.
Superior total returns
The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.
Underpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.
Positive cash flow
The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
What to not like:
Poor risk adjusted returns
This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.
The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.
Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
Poor return on equity
The company management has delivered below median return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.
Poor capital utilization
The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.
Poor return on assets
The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.
The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector
Low Dividend Growth
This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.