Virtu Financial LLC bought a new stake in Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 12,109 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $91,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Brandes Investment Partners LP boosted its stake in Barclays by 5.0% in the third quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 3,558,902 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $31,852,000 after acquiring an additional 168,616 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Barclays by 248.5% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,437,106 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $21,813,000 after acquiring an additional 1,737,835 shares in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in Barclays in the third quarter valued at approximately $9,490,000. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in Barclays in the third quarter valued at approximately $6,009,000. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. boosted its stake in Barclays by 886.8% in the third quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 656,355 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,875,000 after acquiring an additional 589,840 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 2.88% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:BCS opened at $8.34 on Wednesday. Barclays PLC has a 12 month low of $7.07 and a 12 month high of $12.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.99, a current ratio of 1.52 and a quick ratio of 1.50. The firm has a market cap of $35.55 billion, a PE ratio of 10.05, a P/E/G ratio of 0.34 and a beta of 0.78.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Barclays from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Barclays from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Friday, November 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.00.

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Barclays Company Profile

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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