Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) price closed lower on Tuesday, September 14, dropping -2.61% below its previous close.
A look at the daily price movement shows that the last close reads $10.34, with intraday deals fluctuated between $10.055 and $10.385. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 1.50 while its P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 6.91. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $10.78 and 52-week low of $4.60. The stock subtracted -2.80% on its value in the past month.
Barclays PLC, which has a market valuation of $42.29 billion. The company stock has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.06, while the dividend yield is 0.60%. It is understandable that investor optimism is growing ahead of the company’s current quarter results.
Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give BCS a short term outlook of 50% Buy on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a 25% Buy, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 100% Buy.
Here is a look at the average analyst rating for the stock as represented on a scale of 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock is strong buy or strong sell respectively. Specifically, 21 analysts have assigned BCS a recommendation rating as follows: 6 rate it as a Hold; 14 advise Buy while 0 analyst(s) assign an Overweight rating. 1 analyst(s) have tagged the Barclays PLC (BCS) stock as Underweight, with 0 recommending Sell. In general, analysts have rated the stock Overweight, a scenario likely to bolster investors out for an opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.
The overview shows that BCS’s price is at present -1.14% off the SMA20 and 1.57% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 47.89, with weekly volatility standing at 1.82%. The indicator jumps to 1.62% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS)’s beta value is holding at 1.59, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 0.18. Considering analysts have assigned the stock a price target range of $9.99-$16.64 as the low and high respectively, we find the trailing 12-month average consensus price target to be $12.49. Based on this estimate, we see that current price is roughly 0.79% off the estimated low and -65.24% off the forecast high. Investors will no doubt be excited to see the share price fall to $12.48, which is the median consensus price, and at that level BCS would be -23.93% from current price.
Turning out attention to how the Barclays PLC stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: BCS’s stock is -2.61% on the day and 90.36% in the past 12 months, while Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) traded -0.84% in the last session and was positioned 79.39% up on its price 12 months ago. Another comparison is with Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) whose stock price was down -1.36% in the last trading session, and has flourished 79.26% over the past year. Also, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (DB) showed down trend of -1.98% while its price kept floating at 37.58% over the past year. As for Barclays PLC, the P/E ratio stands at 6.91 higher than that of Lloyds Banking Group plc’s at 6.47 and Banco Santander S.A.’s 9.33. Elsewhere in the market, the S&P 500 Index has stumbled -0.57% in last trading session, with the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session on the day with -0.84%.
An analysis of the Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 3.95 million. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 3.44 million.
Current records show that the company has 4.29B in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 12.00% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 2.30%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of May 27, 2021, stood at 5.93 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 0.81. From this we can glean that short interest is 0.14% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in May rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 5.38 million. But the 26.03% upside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of last trading, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.