Lloyds Bank buys MBNA

It has underperformed by 31.58% the S&P500.

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1 analysts projected Price Targets for Lloyds Banking Group plc.

Out of 11 analysts covering Lloyds Banking (NYSE:LYG), 4 rate it a "Buy", 4 "Sell", while 3 "Hold". Lloyds Banking Group PLC has been the topic of 243 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc.

The Company got Initiated by Credit Suisse on 29-Nov-16 to Neutral. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Investec. Tuesday's announcement follows other portions of MBNA that Bank of America has sold off under Moynihan, who became CEO in 2010. In a report issued on December 15, Raymond James analyst Michael Rose upgraded BAC to Buy, with a price target of $26, which represents a potential upside of 16% from where the stock is now trading. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 4 by JP Morgan.

He added: "Nonetheless, this is a positive development, providing Lloyds Banking Group with additional scale in a targeted growth area with an attractive return on investment". The rating was maintained by BNP Paribas with "Underperform" on Friday, July 15.

Lloyds Banking Group is paying £1.9 billion for MBNA, one of Britain's biggest credit card issuers, to strengthen its position in the market. Societe Generale reiterated a "buy" rating and set a GBX 70 ($0.87) price target on shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, September 7th.

In its statement, Lloyds also made some comments on current trading, saying it continues to deliver "strong underlying and statutory performance with strong capital generation".

The company expects to save $123 million year in synergy savings. It operates through its segments, including Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance and Insurance.

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