Barclays PLC [BCS] is 11.98% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?


Barclays PLC [NYSE: BCS] price surged by 0.35 percent to reach at $0.04. The company report on January 11, 2022 that Form 8.3 – NortonLifeLock Inc. – Amendment.

A sum of 4740347 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 3.43M shares. Barclays PLC shares reached a high of $11.60 and dropped to a low of $11.39 until finishing in the latest session at $11.59.

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The one-year BCS stock forecast points to a potential upside of 6.83. The average equity rating for BCS stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Barclays PLC [BCS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BCS shares is $12.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BCS stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Barclays PLC shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on December 07, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on September 30, 2021, representing the official price target for Barclays PLC stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Barclays PLC is set at 0.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for BCS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.11. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.53, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 323.49.

BCS Stock Performance Analysis:

Barclays PLC [BCS] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.22. With this latest performance, BCS shares gained by 17.90% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 19.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 37.81% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BCS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 79.36, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 88.79, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 71.86 for Barclays PLC [BCS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 10.39, while it was recorded at 11.29 for the last single week of trading, and 10.25 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Barclays PLC Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Barclays PLC [BCS] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.82. Barclays PLC’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.53.

Return on Total Capital for BCS is now 1.85, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.04. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.82, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.12. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Barclays PLC [BCS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 249.46. Additionally, BCS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 71.38, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 10.10. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 163.98, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 46.92.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Barclays PLC [BCS] managed to generate an average of $18,386 per employee.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BCS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Barclays PLC go to -0.60%.

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Barclays PLC [BCS] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $1,256 million, or 2.60% of BCS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BCS stocks are: DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP with ownership of 15,569,634, which is approximately -2.334% of the company’s market cap and around 12.00% of the total institutional ownership; BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/, holding 11,869,676 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $137.57 million in BCS stocks shares; and LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $105.23 million in BCS stock with ownership of nearly -1.735% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Barclays PLC stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 140 institutional holders increased their position in Barclays PLC [NYSE:BCS] by around 11,421,019 shares. Additionally, 89 investors decreased positions by around 7,575,035 shares, while 60 investors held positions by with 89,363,398 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 108,359,452 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BCS stock had 30 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,721,130 shares, while 25 institutional investors sold positions of 1,259,666 shares during the same period.