Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Barclays (BCS) Share Price

News coverage about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barclays earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.418229890929 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Barclays (NYSE:BCS) traded up $0.07 during trading on Friday, hitting $11.14. The stock had a trading volume of 2,155,865 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,630,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.78, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a current ratio of 1.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $47,530.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.55 and a beta of 0.95. Barclays has a twelve month low of $9.29 and a twelve month high of $11.96.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $6.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.36 billion. Barclays had a negative net margin of 1.86% and a positive return on equity of 3.08%. equities research analysts expect that Barclays will post 0.83 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Berenberg Bank upgraded Barclays from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. Macquarie upgraded Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, UBS Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.25.

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Barclays Company Profile

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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