Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) gapped up prior to trading on Monday . The stock had previously closed at $9.55, but opened at $9.76. Barclays PLC shares last traded at $9.97, with a volume of 4058807 shares traded.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on BCS. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Tuesday. Bank of America Corporation upgraded Barclays PLC from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut Barclays PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded Barclays PLC from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.25.

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 company has a market cap of $42,479.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.90, a P/E/G ratio of 0.70 and a beta of 0.92.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of Barclays PLC during the 2nd quarter valued at $110,000. Park National Corp OH acquired a new position in shares of Barclays PLC during the third quarter valued at about $109,000. Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of Barclays PLC during the second quarter valued at about $119,000. HPM Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Barclays PLC by 1.8% during the second quarter. HPM Partners LLC now owns 11,545 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 203 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Well Done LLC acquired a new position in shares of Barclays PLC during the third quarter valued at about $130,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 2.46% of the company’s stock.

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