Headlines about Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Barclays PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7611649072577 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Several research analysts recently issued reports on BCS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, April 21st. UBS AG raised shares of Barclays PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. ValuEngine raised shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Monday. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Barclays PLC presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.09.

Shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) traded down 0.10% on Monday, reaching $10.33. 2,448,964 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Barclays PLC has a 1-year low of $8.02 and a 1-year high of $12.05. The company’s market capitalization is $44.04 billion. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $10.73 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.94.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.01. Barclays PLC had a positive return on equity of 2.57% and a negative net margin of 2.65%. The company had revenue of $6.46 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.22 billion. Analysts anticipate that Barclays PLC will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be given a dividend of $0.051 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.95%. Barclays PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -88.23%.

In other Barclays PLC news, major shareholder Plc Barclays sold 37 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100,000.00, for a total transaction of $3,700,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.02% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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