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

Media headlines about Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barclays PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8956987803695 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Barclays PLC (BCS) traded up $0.07 during trading on Thursday, reaching $9.58. 2,724,800 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,961,275. The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.78. The stock has a market cap of $41,640.00, a P/E ratio of 16.12, a P/E/G ratio of 0.63 and a beta of 0.92. Barclays PLC has a fifty-two week low of $9.29 and a fifty-two week high of $12.05.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on BCS shares. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Friday, August 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Barclays PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Barclays PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Barclays PLC has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.25.

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