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Posted by MaxMarioni on 9 October 2016, 6:15 PM

Brexit Winners and Losers: HSBC and Lloyds

In a week when Pound Sterling touched a 30-year low and by Friday close had fallen by almost 1.5 percent to $1.2434, stock investments provided the only positive notes in a dismal week for the UK's economy. More precisely, the UK stocks have to be divided in two different camps of winners and losers. On the whole, the FTSE 100 index climbed close to a record high on Tuesday, and shares also gained on Friday as stocks recovered from the flash crash. The winners were mainly companies that get a share of their revenues from outside Britain who rallied, carrying the rest of the market and covering for the losses of the losers. Companies operating in some market sectors did better than others: the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining Index, for example, had its best weekly performance since spring. (Read more)

Posted by MaxMarioni on 9 October 2016, 6:14 PM

Brexit Winners and Losers: HSBC and Lloyds

In a week when Pound Sterling touched a 30-year low and by Friday close had fallen by almost 1.5 percent to $1.2434, stock investments provided the only positive notes in a dismal week for the UK's economy. More precisely, the UK stocks have to be divided in two different camps of winners and losers. On the whole, the FTSE 100 index climbed close to a record high on Tuesday, and shares also gained on Friday as stocks recovered from the flash crash. The winners were mainly companies that get a share of their revenues from outside Britain who rallied, carrying the rest of the market and covering for the losses of the losers. Companies operating in some market sectors did better than others: the FTSE 350 Industrial Metals & Mining Index, for example, had its best weekly performance since spring. (Read more)

At first sight, Lloyds wouldn't seem a natural choice for its investment potential going into the new year. It had a torrid 2015, dogged by the continuing reverberations the PPI misselling scandal, probes by the regulator into rate rigging, and, of course, global market sluggishness. Its stock value has suffered the consequences, leaving 28% on the ground since touching its maximum in May last year, when one share was worth 89p, and slid down to today's minimum of 67.80p. See chart. However, moving into the new year, Lloyds has many factors going for it and now there is a real buzz surrounding the stock. (Read more)

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