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May 27, 2014
06:46 EDTLYGLloyds Banking announces IPO of TSB Banking, NY Times says
Lloyds Banking announced that it would launch an IPO of its TSB Banking Group unit on the London Stock Exchange in June, according to The New York Times. Lloyds plans to initially float about 25% of TSB's shares next month and sell its remaining stake by the end of next year, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
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October 29, 2014
06:39 EDTLYGECB says loan demand expected to rise, Reuters reports
Demand for loans from euro zone banks is expected to rise sharply this quarter, the European Central Bank stated in a report, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, the bloc's banks are expected to ease credit standards in Q4, after credit standards in France and Germany eased in Q3, the news service quoted the ECB as saying. Publicly traded companies in the space include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
06:06 EDTLYGLloyds Banking looks to resume dividend payouts in 2015, Daily Mail reports
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October 28, 2014
05:56 EDTLYGLloyds Banking sees 9,000 job reductions by end of 2017
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05:52 EDTLYGLloyds Banking sees 2014 asset quality ratio around 30 basis points
Lloyds Banking said its 2014 full year asset quality ratio is now expected to be around 30 basis points; guidance previously was for around 35 basis points for the full year. Other guidance reconfirmed: 2014 full year net interest margin expected to be around 2.45%, run-off assets expected to be less than GBP 20B by the end of 2014, and full year statutory profit to be significantly ahead of first half.
05:51 EDTLYGLloyds reports Q3 underlying profit GBP 2.16B vs. GBP 1.52B last year
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October 27, 2014
13:13 EDTLYGU.K. banks to raise PPI compensation provisions, Sky News reports
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10:00 EDTLYGOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Abraxas Petroleum (AXAS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Anadarko (APC) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Basic Energy (BAS) downgraded to Sell from Buy at Goldman... Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at Howard Weil... Coca-Cola (KO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Buckingham... CommScope (COMM) downgraded at BofA/Merrill... Concho Resources (CXO) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Consolidated Communications (CNSL) downgraded to Market Perform at Raymond James... Continental Resources (CLR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Covanta (CVA) assumed with a Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... DCP Midstream (DPM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Denbury Resources (DNR) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Diamond Offshore (DO) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Diana Shipping (DSX) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... EP Energy (EPE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... EZchip (EZCH) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Chardan... Emerge Energy (EMES) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Encore Wire (WIRE) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson... Enduro Royalty Trust (NDRO) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... First Niagara (FNFG) downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform at RBC Capital... GOL Linhas (GOL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill... Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Halliburton (HAL) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Home Loan Servicing (HLSS) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citigroup... ICON plc (ICLR) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... IHS Inc. (IHS) downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Barclays... Jones Energy (JONE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Laredo Petroleum (LPI) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Lloyds Banking (LYG) downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies... Midcoast Energy (MEP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... PDC Energy (PDCE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... PNC Financial (PNC) downgraded at Sterne Agee... Parsley Energy (PE) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Patterson-UTI (PTEN) downgraded to Neutral from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Pioneer Energy (PES) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Precision Castparts (PCP) downgraded at RBC Capital... Royal Gold (RGLD) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at HSBC... SM Energy (SM) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Sanchez Energy (SN) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Synergy Resources (SYRG) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Ventas (VTR) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Whiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Stifel... Zumiez (ZUMZ) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at DA Davidson.
07:43 EDTLYGLloyds narrow passing grade puts divididend restart in question, Reuters says
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05:23 EDTLYGLloyds Banking downgraded to Underperform from Hold at Jefferies
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October 26, 2014
17:32 EDTLYGEuropean banks may gain after ECB stress tests, Bloomberg says
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13:27 EDTLYGECB releases results of bank stress test
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October 24, 2014
08:44 EDTLYGECB draft shows 25 EU banks set to fail stress test, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites a draft ECB document the news service has viewed. Publicly traded EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
October 22, 2014
13:39 EDTLYGLloyds plans 9,000 job cuts over three years, Mark Kleiman says
Mark Kleiman of Sky News said in a tweet that Lloyds will cut 9,000 jobs over three years, or 10% of its workforce. An announcement is expected next week. Reference Link
October 21, 2014
08:18 EDTLYGBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link

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