Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) is one of 327 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Barclays PLC to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.


Barclays PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Barclays PLC pays out -88.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.0% and pay out 37.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Barclays PLC has a beta of 0.87, indicating that its stock price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barclays PLC’s rivals have a beta of 0.78, indicating that their average stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Barclays PLC and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Barclays PLC -2.65% 2.57% 0.15%
Barclays PLC Competitors 19.28% 8.92% 0.94%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Barclays PLC and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Barclays PLC $26.14 billion N/A -59.23
Barclays PLC Competitors N/A N/A 18.80

Barclays PLC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Barclays PLC and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Barclays PLC 6 4 6 0 2.00
Barclays PLC Competitors 1989 7908 8100 309 2.37

Barclays PLC presently has a consensus price target of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 14.20%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 7.62%. Given Barclays PLC’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Barclays PLC is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

2.5% of Barclays PLC shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.6% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Barclays PLC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Barclays PLC rivals beat Barclays PLC on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About Barclays PLC

Barclays PLC, is a global financial services holding company. The Company is engaged in credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. The Company’s segments include Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK segment includes the local consumer, small business, the United Kingdom wealth and credit cards business.

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