Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS)’s share price hit a new 52-week low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $8.50 and last traded at $8.51, with a volume of 138056 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $8.73.

BCS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. ValuEngine cut Barclays from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 2nd. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, Berenberg Bank upgraded Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.00.

The company has a quick ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 1.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.91. The company has a market cap of $36.26 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.32 and a beta of 0.75.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.14. Barclays had a positive return on equity of 5.42% and a negative net margin of 0.36%. The business had revenue of $7.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.01 billion. Equities analysts forecast that Barclays PLC will post 1.04 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of BCS. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new stake in shares of Barclays during the 3rd quarter worth $178,000. Park National Corp OH bought a new stake in shares of Barclays during the 3rd quarter worth $100,000. Private Wealth Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Barclays during the 2nd quarter worth $201,000. Glenmede Trust Co. NA bought a new stake in Barclays in the 2nd quarter valued at about $6,216,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its stake in Barclays by 220.9% in the 2nd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 56,704 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $569,000 after acquiring an additional 39,035 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 3.48% of the company’s stock.

Barclays Company Profile (NYSE:BCS)

Barclays PLC, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services in the United Kingdom, other European countries, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company operates through Barclays UK and Barclays International divisions. It offers personal and business banking services; credit and debit cards; international banking; and private banking services, which include investment, wealth planning, and credit and specialist solutions to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, and family offices.

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