Barclays (BCS) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.18

News coverage about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, 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 news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0064851817753 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Shares of Barclays stock traded down $0.34 during trading on Thursday, hitting $11.73. The company had a trading volume of 4,430,124 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,977,890. Barclays has a 52 week low of $9.29 and a 52 week high of $12.47. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.10. The company has a market cap of $52,044.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.60 and a beta of 0.81.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 2nd will be issued a $0.1115 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. Barclays’s payout ratio is currently -40.00%.

BCS has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Goldman Sachs reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. UBS reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Macquarie upgraded Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

In other Barclays news, major shareholder Plc Barclays sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.00, for a total value of $250,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders sold 29,627 shares of company stock worth $300,992. Corporate insiders own 0.02% of the company’s stock.

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Barclays Company Profile

Barclays PLC, is a global financial services holding company. The Company is engaged in credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. The Company’s segments include Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK segment includes the local consumer, small business, the United Kingdom wealth and credit cards business.

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