Barclays (LON:BARC) insider Christopher Paul Compton sold 1,004,953 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 205 ($2.86), for a total transaction of £2,060,153.65 ($2,873,296.58).
Shares of BARC stock opened at GBX 205.60 ($2.87) on Friday. Barclays has a one year low of GBX 177.30 ($2.47) and a one year high of GBX 235.35 ($3.28).
The company also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a GBX 2 ($0.03) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 1st. This represents a yield of 0.95%. This is a boost from Barclays’s previous dividend of $1.00.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Berenberg Bank reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 200 ($2.79) price objective on shares of Barclays in a research report on Thursday. Goldman Sachs set a GBX 220 ($3.07) price objective on shares of Barclays and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. Cfra set a GBX 270 ($3.77) price objective on shares of Barclays and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 213 ($2.97) price objective (down previously from GBX 214 ($2.98)) on shares of Barclays in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 235 ($3.28) price objective on shares of Barclays and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 227.89 ($3.18).
Barclays Company Profile
Barclays PLC, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services in the United Kingdom, other European countries, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company operates through Barclays UK and Barclays International divisions. It offers personal and business banking services; credit and debit cards; international banking; and private banking services, which include investment, wealth planning, and credit and specialist solutions to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, and family offices.
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