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Read This First Before You Buy Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) Stock

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) shares, rose in value on Thursday, May 25, with the stock price down by -0.45% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $7.80.

Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $7.84, falling within a range of $7.82 and $7.92. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 1.36 whereas the PE ratio is 4.83 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $9.44, and the low was $5.89. On the whole, BCS has fluctuated by 2.56% over the past month.

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The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 0.56, with its dividend yield at 7.14%.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were no upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that BCS’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a Hold on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 50% Sell while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a Hold.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of BCS currently trading nearly -0.43% and 4.10% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 50.66, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 1.34% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 2.01%. Furthermore, Barclays PLC (BCS)’s beta value is 1.38, and its average true range (ATR) is 0.18.

A comparison of Barclays PLC (BCS) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. BCS showed an intraday change of -0.45% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it shrunk by -6.75%%. In comparison, Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) has moved lower at -1.75% today and is up 0.90% over the past 12 months. On the other hand, the price of Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) has risen 0.90% today. The stock, however, is off 8.04% from where it was a year ago. Additionally, there is a loss of -0.14% for Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (DB) in recent trading while the stock has seen an overall depriciation of -4.27%% over the past year. The PE ratio stands at 4.83 for Barclays PLC, compared to 6.37 for Lloyds Banking Group plc, and 5.35 for Banco Santander S.A. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 0.62%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Slipped by -0.23%.

Data on historical trading for Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 8.47 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 9.71 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 3.94 billion shares outstanding.

Nearly 12.00% of Barclays PLC’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 3.50% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 6.63 million shares as on Apr 27, 2023, resulting in a short ratio of 0.84. According to the data, the short interest in Barclays PLC (BCS) stood at 0.17% of shares outstanding as of Apr 27, 2023; the number of short shares registered in Mar 30, 2023 reached 5.44 million. The stock has risen by 0.06% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the BCS stock heading into the next quarter.

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