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Barclays (NYSE:BCS) was upgraded by analysts at Berenberg Bank to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

A number of other firms have also recently commented on BCS. Analysts at Espirito Santo Investment Bank Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. Finally, analysts at Santander reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $280.00.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) traded down 0.14% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $14.79. The stock had a trading volume of 2,401,545 shares. Barclays has a 1-year low of $13.96 and a 1-year high of $19.59. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.73 and a 200-day moving average of $16.02. The company has a market cap of $60.439 billion and a P/E ratio of 34.60.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter. On average, analysts predict that Barclays will post $1.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.067 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 6th.

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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