Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) rose 2.4% on Thursday . The company traded as high as GBX 191.60 ($2.58) and last traded at GBX 190.40 ($2.57). Approximately 36,978,498 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 17% from the average daily volume of 31,487,400 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 185.90 ($2.51).

BARC has been the topic of a number of research reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a GBX 240 ($3.24) target price on shares of Barclays PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their target price on shares of Barclays PLC from GBX 229 ($3.09) to GBX 231 ($3.11) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 4th. UBS AG set a GBX 235 ($3.17) target price on shares of Barclays PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Investec reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 245 ($3.30) target price on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 226.56 ($3.05).

The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 195.88 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 208.63. The stock’s market capitalization is GBX 32.47 billion.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were issued a dividend of GBX 1 ($0.01) per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.48%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th.

In related news, insider Tim J. Breedon purchased 3,224 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 202 ($2.72) per share, with a total value of £6,512.48 ($8,780.48). Also, insider Matthew Lester purchased 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 192 ($2.59) per share, with a total value of £19,200 ($25,886.48).

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