Barclays (BCS) Earning Neutral Media Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has trended neutral on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Barclays earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Barclays’ analysis:

BCS opened at $7.73 on Friday. Barclays has a 12-month low of $7.69 and a 12-month high of $12.55. The company has a market capitalization of $33.66 billion, a PE ratio of 9.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.36 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a quick ratio of 1.50, a current ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.99.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $6.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.76 billion. Barclays had a return on equity of 6.30% and a net margin of 1.94%. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Barclays will post 1.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Barclays from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 19th. Berenberg Bank raised Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 1st. ValuEngine raised Barclays from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Friday, November 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.00.

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Barclays Company Profile

Barclays PLC, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services in the United Kingdom, other European countries, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company operates through Barclays UK and Barclays International divisions. It offers personal and business banking services; credit and debit cards; international banking; and private banking services, which include investment, wealth planning, and credit and specialist solutions to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, and family offices.

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