Barclays PLC (BCS) Position Lowered by Aperio Group LLC
Aperio Group LLC decreased its stake in Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) by 1.0% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 940,971 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 9,397 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Barclays were worth $10,257,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in BCS. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Barclays in the second quarter valued at about $194,000. State Street Corp increased its holdings in Barclays by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 27,113 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $288,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Barclays by 21.1% during the 2nd quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 19,694 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $209,000 after acquiring an additional 3,437 shares in the last quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC increased its holdings in Barclays by 73.9% during the 2nd quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC now owns 41,914 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $444,000 after acquiring an additional 17,814 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Park National Corp OH purchased a new position in Barclays during the 3rd quarter valued at about $109,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 2.51% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on BCS shares. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Macquarie upgraded shares of Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.25.
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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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