News headlines about Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Barclays PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.1617940394169 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub raised shares of Barclays PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of Barclays PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.09.

Barclays PLC (BCS) traded up 0.11% on Wednesday, reaching $10.78. 2,097,632 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $10.66 and a 200 day moving average of $10.97. The firm’s market capitalization is $45.96 billion. Barclays PLC has a 12-month low of $8.02 and a 12-month high of $12.05.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $6.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.22 billion. Barclays PLC had a negative net margin of 2.65% and a positive return on equity of 2.57%. On average, equities analysts predict that Barclays PLC will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 18th. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.051 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a yield of 1.95%. Barclays PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -88.23%.

In other Barclays PLC news, major shareholder Plc Barclays purchased 50 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 27th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $100,000.00 per share, for a total transaction of $5,000,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.02% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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