Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) was down 0.5% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as GBX 186.15 ($2.46) and last traded at GBX 185 ($2.44). Approximately 78,630,013 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of Infinity from the average daily volume of 0 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 185.95 ($2.45).
Several equities research analysts have commented on BARC shares. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their target price on shares of Barclays PLC from GBX 230 ($3.04) to GBX 229 ($3.02) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Investec reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 245 ($3.23) target price on shares of Barclays PLC in a research note on Friday, July 28th. UBS Group AG (USA) set a GBX 235 ($3.10) target price on shares of Barclays PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a GBX 250 ($3.30) target price on shares of Barclays PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of GBX 221.29 ($2.92).
In other news, insider Ian Cheshire purchased 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 183 ($2.41) per share, with a total value of £54,900 ($72,446.56). Also, insider Tristram Roberts purchased 74,869 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of GBX 192 ($2.53) per share, for a total transaction of £143,748.48 ($189,691.84). Insiders have bought a total of 114,869 shares of company stock worth $21,784,848 in the last three months.
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