Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the fifteen analysts that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have given a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

Several brokerages have issued reports on BCS. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Barclays from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Barclays from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Barclays from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Barclays from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BCS. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its holdings in shares of Barclays by 1.0% during the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 305,296 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,233,000 after purchasing an additional 2,896 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Barclays during the second quarter worth approximately $194,000. State Street Corp increased its holdings in shares of Barclays by 0.4% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 27,113 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $288,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its holdings in shares of Barclays by 14.0% during the second quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 5,904,900 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $62,533,000 after purchasing an additional 724,794 shares during the period. Finally, Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Barclays by 21.1% during the second quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 19,694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $209,000 after purchasing an additional 3,437 shares during the period. 2.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Barclays (NYSE BCS) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $10.64. 7,353,353 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,758,335. 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 firm has a market capitalization of $45,253.01, a P/E ratio of -87.42, a PEG ratio of 0.55 and a beta of 0.89. Barclays has a 1 year low of $9.29 and a 1 year high of $12.02.

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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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