|Bid||66.10 x 2429200|
|Ask||69.00 x 2154700|
|Day's range||66.51 - 67.17|
|52-week range||47.10 - 73.58|
|PE ratio (TTM)||22.23|
|Dividend & yield||0.04 (5.23%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
This company offers much more international exposure than Lloyds Banking Group plc (LON: LLOY).
Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has found no evidence of criminality in its investigation into how the Bank of England (BoE) pumped liquidity into the financial system to support banks during the financial crisis, it said on Friday. Auctions of central bank funds in return for collateral such as bonds took place in 2007 and 2008 during a crisis that ultimately forced taxpayers to bail out lenders such as Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds. "The focus of the investigation was whether assistance had been provided to certain financial institutions to enable them to bid successfully for the available funding, to the possible detriment of other institutions," the SFO said on Friday.
Ireland raised 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) by selling a quarter of Allied Irish Banks (Berlin: 30544177.BE - news) (AIB) on Friday in a remarkable turnaround for a company at the forefront of reckless lending during the "Celtic Tiger" boom. The initial public offering (IPO) of 25 percent of AIB's shares at 4.40 euros each was the third largest European bank listing since the financial crisis and the biggest IPO of any kind in London by market capitalisation in almost six years. "The successful completion today of AIB's IPO represents a significant milestone," Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said of the long-awaited share sale his predecessor Michael Noonan launched in May.