Barclays PLC (BCS) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the fifteen research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company.

Several research firms recently issued reports on BCS. ValuEngine lowered shares of Barclays from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Barclays from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Macquarie raised shares of Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th.

Barclays (NYSE BCS) opened at $10.52 on Tuesday. Barclays has a 52-week low of $9.29 and a 52-week high of $12.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.78, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 1.19. The stock has a market cap of $46,744.40, a PE ratio of 15.90, a P/E/G ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 0.89.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of BCS. Park National Corp OH bought a new stake in Barclays during the third quarter worth about $109,000. ACG Wealth bought a new stake in Barclays during the third quarter worth about $130,000. Well Done LLC bought a new stake in Barclays during the third quarter worth about $130,000. Claraphi Advisory Network LLC bought a new stake in Barclays during the fourth quarter worth about $130,000. Finally, KCS Wealth Advisory bought a new stake in Barclays during the fourth quarter worth about $148,000. 2.51% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Barclays Company Profile

Barclays PLC, is a global financial services holding company. The Company is engaged in credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. The Company’s segments include Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK segment includes the local consumer, small business, the United Kingdom wealth and credit cards business.

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