|Bid||64.95 x 2429200|
|Ask||64.96 x 2154700|
|Day's Range||64.41 - 65.52|
|52 Week Range||49.51 - 67.46|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.36|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||11.77|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.03 (5.17%)|
|1y Target Est||75.37|
The Bank of England said it would shorten its annual bank stress-testing cycle to give the sector more time to reflect and implement necessary changes such as boosting capital. The BoE has conducted regular stress tests of top lenders such as HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds and RBS since 2014, the aftermath of a global financial crisis that forced Britain to bail out undercapitalised banks. In a report, the central bank's Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) recommended giving banks more downtime between assessment cycles to reflect upon and implement changes.
We have known since the 2008 financial crash that there are serious problems with British accounting and auditing. The recent failures of Carillion, BHS and Patisserie Valerie have only added fuel to the ...
The blue-chip index ended a lacklustre session about flat, lagging its European peers, while the FTSE 250 held on to its six-month high with a 0.5 percent rise as a stronger pound also aided. The pound's gains followed upbeat comments from Britain's foreign minister Jeremy Hunt on talks between the government and the opposition Labour Party to find a consensus over Brexit.
(Reuters) - Britain's main index lost ground on Monday as miners and oil majors fell, more than offsetting gains in bank stocks. The FTSE 100 was 0.2 percent lower, lagging its European and Asian counterparts, ...
The FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent, with losses led by several stocks trading ex-dividend, while the FTSE 250 added 0.7 percent. Dublin's main index, considered a measure of Brexit sentiment, jumped 0.6 percent. The European Union granted Britain a six-month extension to leave the bloc, averting a disorderly exit on Friday and giving Prime Minister Theresa May more time to break the Brexit deadlock at home.
Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG), the dominant retail bank in the U.K., was the top contributor for the quarter, returning 23%. During the quarter, Lloyds announced underlying 2018 fiscal-year results that were largely in line with our expectations. The group also announced a new GBP 1.75 billion share repurchase program for 2019, which was larger than expected and an increase from its GBP 1 billion of repurchases in 2018.
The Oakmark Global Select Fund returned 12.7% for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, slightly outperforming the MSCI World Index, which returned 12.5%. Importantly, the Fund has returned an average of 7.2% per year since its inception in October 2006, outperforming the MSCI World Index's annualized gain of 5.6% over the same period. Lloyds Banking Group (LYG), the dominant retail bank in the U.K., was the top contributor for the quarter, returning 23%.
The FTSE 100 dipped 0.2 percent, well off a six-month high it held in the last two sessions, while the midcaps lost 0.3 percent. Highlighting the brunt of the Brexit-related hit to financial markets, Britain has lost 6.6 billion pounds in economic activity every quarter since it voted to leave the EU, according to S&P Global Ratings. The main index was weighed down by steep losses in financials Lloyds, Direct Line and St James's Place, which traded ex-dividend.
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Indexes in London and Frankfurt were steady, while Paris slipped 0.1 percent. Bank stocks rallied 0.8 percent after the European Central Bank said it could further delay an interest rate hikes and may look at measures to mitigate the side-effects of sub-zero rates. Sources told Reuters the measured could include a so-called tiered deposit rate that would exempt banks in part from paying the ECB's 0.40 percent annual charge on excess reserves, an din turn boost their profits.
The FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent higher and the FTSE 250, which is more domestically focussed, was up by 0.6 percent at 0940 GMT. Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds were all higher with CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson attributing gains to hopes that MPs could agree a possible next course of action which could lead to a softer Brexit. Prime Minister Theresa May is also set to address her Conservative MPs, possibly to set out a timetable for her departure to win parliamentary support for her controversial Brexit deal after being heavily defeated twice in parliament.
Schroders Personal Wealth, a planned joint venture between asset manager Schroders and Lloyds Banking Group, announced its management team on Tuesday. Schroders and Lloyds said they were teaming up on the project in October last year, and at the time said it would be led by Schroders' co-head of intermediary, James Rainbow.
Britain's markets watchdog proposed changes on Tuesday to help banks unlock 30,000 "mortgage prisoners" trapped in poor deals since lending conditions were tightened after the financial crisis. The Financial Conduct Authority said the market was generally working well, but there were "considerable opportunities" to make it easier for borrowers to hunt for the best deals. "We do not believe that the mortgages market requires an intervention on pricing," the FCA said in final conclusions of its review of Britain's trillion-pound mortgage market, started in December 2016.
The FTSE 100 bounced 0.9 percent, comfortably outperforming its European peers, as the pound dipped amid growing concern that a no-deal Brexit would become a reality. Many large UK-listed firms earn the bulk of their income abroad in foreign currencies and their shares benefit from a falling pound. The midcap FTSE 250, more domestically focussed, was 0.2 percent lower.
London will be central to global financial markets whatever shape Britain's exit deal from the European Union (EU) takes, senior players in British banking said on Thursday. Barclays chairman John McFarlane said he was confident that London would remain a global financial centre able to secure access to Europe after Brexit.
About a year ago, Lloyds announced it was pulling 109 billion pounds ($145 billion) of assets that SLA managed on behalf of Lloyds’s Scottish Widows unit, saying the 2017 merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen created a “material” competitor to the lender’s own insurance business. The balance of the funds is pledged to BlackRock Inc.
PLC (LLOY.LN) said Tuesday that it will work with Standard Life Aberdeen PLC (SLA.LN) after losing a tribunal decision over the transfer of 100 billion pounds ($133 billion) in assets to rival fund managers.
Standard Life Aberdeen said it has won a legal battle to stop Lloyds cancelling a £100 billion investment management contract early, a decision which could cost the bank hundreds of millions of pounds in extra fees. Lloyds had argued the £11-billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management to form SLA in 2017 allowed it to end Aberdeen's 2014 contract to manage a large slice of its pension assets because it considered insurer Standard Life as a "material competitor".
Standard Life Aberdeen has won a legal battle to stop Lloyds Banking Group from terminating a 100 billion pounds ($132.75 billion) investment management contract three years early, in a move that could cost the bank hundreds of millions of pounds in additional fees. After a lengthy arbitration process, a tribunal has ruled that the bank was not entitled to give notice in February 2018 to terminate the 2014 investment management agreement, casting a pall over Lloyds' new partnership with BlackRock and a wealth management tie-up with Schroders.
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The domestically-focussed FTSE 250, more exposed to outcomes of Brexit proceedings, rose 0.6 percent. Wednesday's parliamentary vote paved the way for another one on Thursday that could delay Britain's exit from the European Union until at least the end of June.
A long-awaited probe into what Lloyds Banking Group executives knew about one of Britain's worst ever banking frauds is now not likely to be completed until next year, a source with knowledge of the review said. The investigation by retired high court judge Linda Dobbs was launched in 2017 to assess whether Lloyds properly investigated and reported the fraud at HBOS, which it bought in January 2009. Lloyds is paying for the review but has said its conclusions will be independent.