Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) Investors: Goldman Sachs Reconfirms Sell Rating, Sees GBX 53.00/Share; Clearfield (CLFD) Shorts Lowered By 4.6%

February 13, 2018 - By Annabelle Johnson

Clearfield Incorporated (NASDAQ:CLFD) had a decrease of 4.6% in short interest. CLFD’s SI was 868,200 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its down 4.6% from 910,100 shares previously. With 29,800 avg volume, 29 days are for Clearfield Incorporated (NASDAQ:CLFD)’s short sellers to cover CLFD’s short positions. The SI to Clearfield Incorporated’s float is 7.52%. It closed at $12.05 lastly. It is up 19.57% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.27% the S&P500.

In a research note issued to clients on Tuesday, 13 February, Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) stock Sell was kept by Analysts at Goldman Sachs. They currently have a GBX 53.00 target on the stock. Goldman Sachs’s target gives a potential downside of -20.30% from the company’s close price.

The stock increased 0.09% or GBX 0.06 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 66.53. About 25.64M shares traded. Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) has 0.00% since February 13, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Lloyds Banking Group plc provides banking and financial services under the Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, and Scottish Widows brands to individual and business clients in the United Kingdom and internationally. The company has market cap of 47.44 billion GBP. The firm operates through four divisions: Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance, and Insurance. It has a 17.51 P/E ratio. The Retail segment offers a range of financial service products, including current accounts, savings, and mortgages to wealth and small business customers; and distributes insurance products, and a range of long-term savings and investment products.

Among 29 analysts covering Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY), 19 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 66% are positive. Lloyds Banking Group PLC has GBX 108 highest and GBX 48 lowest target. GBX 78.17’s average target is 17.50% above currents GBX 66.53 stock price. Lloyds Banking Group PLC had 358 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) rating on Tuesday, May 24. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and GBX 78 target. On Monday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Investec with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, December 2. As per Wednesday, June 28, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, June 28 to “Neutral”. The stock of Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 24 by AlphaValue. The stock of Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, August 11. Nomura maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, October 22 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, November 16 with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON:LLOY) on Thursday, May 5 with “Buy” rating.

Since February 5, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 sales for $12,650 activity. $12,650 worth of Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) shares were bought by Harding Roger G.

Clearfield, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells standard and custom passive connectivity products to the fiber-to-the-premises , large enterprises, and original equipment manufacturers markets in the United States. The company has market cap of $166.51 million. The firm offers Clearview cassette, a main building block of the companyÂ’s product platform; Clearview Classic and Clearview Blue, a system with five parts that nest together in the cassetteÂ’s main housing to support a range of applications; Clearview xPAK to land small port count fiber terminations and optical components; and fiber deep for cable-to-cable deployment, as well as packages optical components for signal coupling, splitting, termination, multiplexing, demultiplexing, and attenuation for integration within its fiber management platform. It has a 41.55 P/E ratio. The Company’s products also include Fieldsmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System and FieldSmart FxHD for fiber management modularity and scalability; FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center, a modular and scalable outside plant cabinet that allows rollout of FTTP services; FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point, a series of enclosure systems that incorporates the delivery of fiber connectivity to the neighborhood or business district; and FieldSmart Small Count Delivery, an enclosure systems that are packaged to make landing small count fiber cost-effective and efficient.

Among 2 analysts covering Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Clearfield had 6 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Northland Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 28 report. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by Northland Capital. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Northland Capital given on Thursday, October 1. Lake Street initiated it with “Buy” rating and $15 target in Monday, November 23 report.