Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Barclays PLC (BCS) Share Price

Headlines about Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barclays PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5997786150315 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Barclays PLC (BCS) traded up 0.39% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.17. The stock had a trading volume of 1,818,535 shares. Barclays PLC has a 52 week low of $8.02 and a 52 week high of $12.05. The company’s 50-day moving average is $10.19 and its 200 day moving average is $10.67. The firm’s market cap is $43.36 billion.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $6.46 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.22 billion. Barclays PLC had a positive return on equity of 2.57% and a negative net margin of 2.65%. Equities analysts expect that Barclays PLC will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a None dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th were given a $0.051 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 9th. Barclays PLC’s dividend payout ratio is currently -88.23%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on BCS shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of Barclays PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Barclays PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Barclays PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.09.

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In other Barclays PLC news, major shareholder Plc Barclays sold 260 shares of Barclays PLC stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100,000.00, for a total value of $26,000,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders own 0.02% of the company’s stock.

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