Santander Reiterates “Buy” Rating for Barclays (BCS)
Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Investec reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Wednesday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $146.50.
Barclays (NYSE:BCS) traded up 4.23% on Wednesday, hitting $15.52. The stock had a trading volume of 4,158,585 shares. Barclays has a 1-year low of $13.96 and a 1-year high of $19.59. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $15.15 and its 200-day moving average is $16.42. The company has a market cap of $63.034 billion and a P/E ratio of 47.12.
Barclays (NYSE:BCS) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.11. On average, analysts predict that Barclays will post $1.72 earnings per share 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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