Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nineteen brokerages that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 220.13 ($2.92).

Several brokerages have issued reports on BARC. Berenberg Bank restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 200 ($2.66) price target on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Monday, August 7th. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a GBX 240 ($3.19) price objective on shares of Barclays PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. UBS AG set a GBX 235 ($3.12) price objective on shares of Barclays PLC and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Investec reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 245 ($3.26) price objective on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) traded up 1.93% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting GBX 195.70. 47,803,754 shares of the stock traded hands. Barclays PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 175.46 and a 52 week high of GBX 267.32. The firm’s market cap is GBX 33.37 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is GBX 190.14 and its 200-day moving average price is GBX 202.97.

In related news, insider Matthew Lester acquired 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 192 ($2.55) per share, for a total transaction of £19,200 ($25,511.56). Also, insider Tristram Roberts acquired 74,869 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 192 ($2.55) per share, with a total value of £143,748.48 ($191,002.50). Insiders have purchased 88,093 shares of company stock valued at $16,946,096 in the last 90 days.

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