Shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 22,968,625 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 6% from the previous session’s volume of 24,429,509 shares.The stock last traded at $8.00 and had previously closed at $7.67.

A number of analysts have weighed in on BCS shares. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research note on Monday, March 14th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods cut shares of Barclays PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 16th. Nomura Holdings Inc. cut shares of Barclays PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. HSBC cut shares of Barclays PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 22nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research note on Wednesday, March 30th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.18.

The firm’s market cap is $39.53 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $9.29 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.74.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in BCS. Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Barclays PLC by 16.7% in the fourth quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 85,734 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,111,000 after buying an additional 12,276 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP raised its stake in shares of Barclays PLC by 439.4% in the fourth quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP now owns 90,626 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,175,000 after buying an additional 73,824 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in shares of Barclays PLC by 229.9% in the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 150,548 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,951,000 after buying an additional 104,919 shares during the period. NorthCoast Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Barclays PLC during the fourth quarter worth about $2,018,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in shares of Barclays PLC by 584.0% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 338,471 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,387,000 after buying an additional 288,987 shares during the period.

Barclays PLC (Barclays) is a global financial services holding company. The Company operates in five business segments: Personal and Corporate Banking (PCB), Barclaycard, Africa Banking, Investment Bank and Head Office. Barclays Bank PLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays. The Personal and Corporate Banking (PCB) comprises personal banking, mortgages, wealth & investment management, and corporate banking.

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