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Barclays (NYSE:BCS) was upgraded by analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

BCS has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Friday, June 27th. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Friday, June 27th. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Friday, June 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Barclays has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $280.00.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) traded down 1.19% on Monday, hitting $14.93. The stock had a trading volume of 2,291,834 shares. Barclays has a 52-week low of $14.38 and a 52-week high of $19.59. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.01 and its 200-day moving average is $16.82. The company has a market cap of $60.638 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.22.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.11. Analysts expect that Barclays will post $1.83 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) is a global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services.

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