Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the twenty ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 219.69 ($2.96).
A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BARC. UBS set a GBX 235 ($3.16) price objective on Barclays and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Sunday, September 24th. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 250 ($3.36) price objective on shares of Barclays in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, HSBC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 240 ($3.23) price objective on shares of Barclays in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th.
Barclays (LON:BARC) traded up GBX 4.93 ($0.07) during trading on Thursday, hitting GBX 196.40 ($2.64). The stock had a trading volume of 59,495,467 shares, compared to its average volume of 55,400,000. Barclays has a 52-week low of GBX 177.30 ($2.39) and a 52-week high of GBX 244.40 ($3.29).
In related news, insider Tristram Roberts acquired 74,869 shares of Barclays stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 192 ($2.58) per share, with a total value of £143,748.48 ($193,470.36). Also, insider Matthew Lester bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 192 ($2.58) per share, for a total transaction of £19,200 ($25,841.18). Insiders have bought 114,869 shares of company stock worth $21,784,848 over the last ninety days.
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