Barclays (BCS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barclays earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.134258829909 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have issued reports on BCS. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded Barclays from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Morgan Stanley downgraded Barclays from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a report on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.25.

Barclays (NYSE:BCS) traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $10.68. The stock had a trading volume of 5,898,562 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,880,000. 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 cap of $45,700.00, a P/E ratio of 17.23, a P/E/G ratio of 0.54 and a beta of 0.95. Barclays has a one year low of $9.29 and a one year high of $11.96.

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