Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Barclays LSE:BARC London Ordinary Share GB0031348658 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +3.82p +2.01% 194.02p 29,624,820 16:35:03
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
193.80p 193.84p 194.50p 190.48p 190.86p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Banks 21,076.0 3,541.0 -10.3 - 33,169.35

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22/6/2018
09:20
Barclays Daily Update: Barclays is listed in the Banks sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BARC. The last closing price for Barclays was 190.20p.
Barclays has a 4 week average price of 189.30p and a 12 week average price of 189.30p.
The 1 year high share price is 220.10p while the 1 year low share price is currently 177.30p.
There are currently 17,095,839,930 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 46,471,224 shares. The market capitalisation of Barclays is £33,169,348,632.19.
09/5/2018
16:00
bernie37: All publicly traded companies have a set number of shares that are outstanding. A stock split is a decision by a company's board of directors to increase the number of shares that are outstanding by issuing more shares to current shareholders. For example, in a 2-for-1 stock split, an additional share is given for each share held by a shareholder. So, if a company had 10 million shares outstanding before the split, it will have 20 million shares outstanding after a 2-for-1 split. A stock's price is also affected by a stock split. After a split, the stock price will be reduced since the number of shares outstanding has increased. In the example of a 2-for-1 split, the share price will be halved. Thus, although the number of outstanding shares and the price change, the market capitalization remains constant. [ Stock splits can be a confusing concept for those new to the stock market, but a failure to understand them can have a significant impact on your returns. If you're new to these terms and would like to learn more about becoming a trader, check out Investopedia's Trading for Beginners Course. You'll learn everything from basic terminology to building your own trading system with position sizing and risk management techniques built-in in over five hours of on-demand video, exercises, and interactive content. ] Why Do Stocks Split? A stock split is usually done by companies that have seen their share price increase to levels that are either too high or are beyond the price levels of similar companies in their sector. The primary motive is to make shares seem more affordable to small investors even though the underlying value of the company has not changed. This has the practical effect of increasing liquidity in the stock. When a stock splits, it can also result in a share price increase following a decrease immediately after the split. Since many small investors think the stock is now more affordable and buy the stock, they end up boosting demand and drive up prices. Another reason for the price increase is that a stock split provides a signal to the market that the company's share price has been increasing and people assume this growth will continue in the future, and again, lift demand and prices. In June 2014, Apple Inc. split its shares 7-for-1 to make it more accessible to a larger number of investors. Right before the split, each share was trading at $645.57. After the split, the price per share at market open was $92.70, which is approximately 645.57 ÷ 7. Existing shareholders were also given six additional shares for each share owned, so an investor who owned 1,000 shares of AAPL pre-split would have 7,000 shares post-split. Apple's outstanding shares increased from 861 million to 6 billion shares, however, the market cap remained largely unchanged at $556 billion. The day after the stock split, the price had increased to a high of $95.05 to reflect the increased demand from the lower stock price.
09/4/2018
08:42
portside1: diku 8 Apr '18 - 18:35 - 125283 of 125289 0 0 0 porty...didn't mack the knife or whatever his name is say Barc share price was going to double in price when the price was around 240p!!?...what happened to that???...just talk up their own egos to support their cause as we are all mugs!!... no diku it was 262p
08/4/2018
18:35
diku: porty...didn't mack the knife or whatever his name is say Barc share price was going to double in price when the price was around 240p!!?...what happened to that???...just talk up their own egos to support their cause as we are all mugs!!...
21/2/2018
16:38
bernie37: Barclays PLC (LSE:BARC) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 16.9x, which is higher than the industry average of 16x. While BARC might seem like a stock to avoid or sell if you own it, it is important to understand the assumptions behind the P/E ratio before you make any investment decisions. In this article, I will deconstruct the P/E ratio and highlight what you need to be careful of when using the P/E ratio. View our latest analysis for Barclays What you need to know about the P/E ratio LSE:BARC PE PEG Gauge Feb 21st 18 LSE:BARC PE PEG Gauge Feb 21st 18 More A common ratio used for relative valuation is the P/E ratio. By comparing a stock’s price per share to its earnings per share, we are able to see how much investors are paying for each pound of the company’s earnings. P/E Calculation for BARC Price-Earnings Ratio = Price per share ÷ Earnings per share BARC Price-Earnings Ratio = £2.01 ÷ £0.119 = 16.9x The P/E ratio isn’t a metric you view in isolation and only becomes useful when you compare it against other similar companies. We want to compare the stock’s P/E ratio to the average of companies that have similar characteristics as BARC, such as size and country of operation. A common peer group is companies that exist in the same industry, which is what I use. At 16.9x, BARC’s P/E is higher than its industry peers (16x). This implies that investors are overvaluing each dollar of BARC’s earnings. Therefore, according to this analysis, BARC is an over-priced stock. Assumptions to watch out for While our conclusion might prompt you to sell your BARC shares immediately, there are two important assumptions you should be aware of. Firstly, our peer group contains companies that are similar to BARC. If this isn’t the case, the difference in P/E could be due to other factors. For example, if you are comparing lower risk firms with BARC, then its P/E would naturally be lower than its peers, as investors would value those with lower risk at a higher price. The second assumption that must hold true is that the stocks we are comparing BARC to are fairly valued by the market. If this is violated, BARC’s P/E may be lower than its peers as they are actually overvalued by investors.
14/2/2018
19:30
bernie37: Tip Update: Buy at 194p Tip style VALUE Risk rating MEDIUM Timescale MEDIUM TERM Our previous tip We said BUY at 237.6p on 08 Jan 2015 Tip performance to date -18% By Emma Powell The performance of Barclays’ (BARC) shares during the past 12 months has been conspicuously poor compared with its UK-listed peers. Shareholders would have been glad, then, that news the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is extending the scope of charges relating to the bank’s 2008 capital raising failed to disturb its share price. BARC:LSE Barclays PLC 1mth Today change 1.40% Price (GBP) 195.70 The SFO has brought a charge of unlawful financial assistance against Barclays Bank over the $3bn loan Barclays made to the state of Qatar in November 2008. That was around the time the banking group’s second fundraising – aimed at preventing a government bailout – was closing. UK companies are generally disallowed from lending money to third-parties if the purpose is to buy shares in that company. The SFO had already charged Barclays PLC with two counts of conspiring to commit fraud by false representations relating to two so-called advisory services agreements with Qatar Holding – part of the state’s sovereign wealth fund – in June and October 2008, and a further count of unlawful financial assistance relating to the November loan. Barclays Bank and its parent company said they intend to defend the respective charges brought against them and that they don't “expect there to be an impact on its ability to serve its customers and clients as a consequence of the charge having been brought”. Investor reaction may have been muted but the charge levelled against the Barclays Bank is concerning, given that that subsidiary must pass the “fit and proper” test to keep its banking licence. Still, the UK lender is no stranger to litigation. More perturbing for shareholders, Barclays – along with two of its executives – is also being sued by the US Department of Justice over allegedly fraudulent mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2007. That’s a complaint that Barclays has rejected as "disconnected from the facts", and said it would "vigorously defend". Investec analyst Ian Gordon has accounted for a settlement of $2bn in his 2018 forecasts, to be taken as a provision that year. But legal disputes are not the only matter holding down the share price. The weak performance of the investment banking operations during the past three-quarters is helping to prove the naysayers right. Historically low levels of volatility in 2017 have held down the business’s returns on average equity (ROAE), which declined to 8.4 per cent during the first nine months, yet accounted for almost half its allocated tangible equity. That’s compared with a ROAE of 9.4 per cent by retail-focused Barclays UK – such is the high-cost risk of investment banking. Analysts expect fourth quarter investment banking income to decline year-on year. Given the lacklustre growth of net interest income on the retail side, plus the underperformance of its investment bank, management’s guidance for returns on tangible equity – of north of 10 per cent by 2020 and 9 per cent by 2019 (excluding litigation and conduct costs) – seem like a stretch. IC View It may seem that we are siding with the bears when it comes to investing in Barclays. In fact, we reckon the buy case is arguably the strongest it has been in almost three years. Much progress has been made improving its common equity tier one ratio, which stood at 13.1 per cent at the end September, up from 11.6 per cent the previous year. That’s been driven by reducing its risk-weighted assets, but it’s the main reason most analysts are forecasting a return to dividend growth in 2018. Shore Capital estimates a DPS of 7p in 2018. At 194p, that would give the shares a decent potential yield of 3.6 per cent. They’re trading at of 0.65 times 2018 forecast net tangible assets – the lowest of all the major five lenders and only a slight premium to when the shares hit a five-year low following the EU referendum. That also prices in the risk it won’t achieve its 2019 targets. Buy. Last IC view: Buy, 181p, 26 Oct 2017
24/1/2018
19:25
bernie37: Barclays (LON: BARC) (BARC.L) is a popular stock among UK investors, however, from a dividend investing perspective, the bank has little appeal right now, in my view. Here’s why. Low yield Barclays shocked the market in March last year when it announced that it would be cutting its dividend by over half. The FTSE 100 bank slashed its dividend payout from 6.5p per share in FY2015 to 3.0p per share for FY2016. At the current share price of 184p, that 3.0p per share dividend payout equates to a trailing dividend yield of just 1.6%. Investors should not expect a significantly higher dividend yield this year, according to the City. The current FY2017 consensus dividend estimate is 3.05p per share, equating to a yield of just 1.7%. With many other FTSE 100 companies paying generous dividend yields of between 3%-5%, Barclays’ dividend yield looks quite underwhelming in comparison. Lack of momentum Furthermore, Barclays appears to lack momentum at present. The bank’s investment banking arm is struggling, and with up to 20 different investigations into the company going on right now, including investigations from the Serious Fraud Office and the Department of Justice in the US, profitability going forward looks opaque, in my view. That could have implications for the dividend. Barclays’ dividend forecast for FY2018 Having said that, the City does expect Barclays’ dividend to rise next year. The current consensus estimate for Barclays’ FY2018 dividend payment is 6.68p per share according to Stockopedia. That equates to a yield of a more healthy 3.6% at the current share price. Investors should note though that the 6.68p per share figure is just an estimate, and therefore there is no guarantee that Barclays will pay a dividend of that magnitude. Perhaps, in the future, Barclays will offer dividend appeal. If the bank can simplify its business model and string together a few years of consecutive dividend increases, I would definitely consider buying Barclays for its dividend. However, for now, after cutting its dividend last year, I see very little reason to buy Barclays for its dividend.
23/10/2017
20:04
bernie37: Barclays shares rise on Berenberg upgrade, Trump tax cut plans Share 15:03 20 Oct 2017 Barclays has the "most attractive" UK business among its peers, according to Berenberg Barclay Barclays will be a major beneficiary of planned US tax cuts Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) shares gained as Berenberg upgraded the stock to a ‘hold’ rating from ‘sell', saying the quality of the bank’s UK business has been “overlooked221; as investors avoid assets in the nation due to Brexit uncertainty. Berenberg said it believes Barclays has the “most attractive” UK business among its peers because it has grown “counter-cyclically” and benefits from “superior̶1; risk-adjusted margins and a low cost income ratio. While the UK business is “best-in-class and is cyclically well-positioned̶1;, its strength is diluted by the lender’s wider strategy, Berenberg added. “In particular, we believe the decision to prioritise the growth of the investment bank (IB) over dividends is a strategic misstep,” Berenberg said. “In the short-term, capital returns must take priority. Longer-term, a break-up of Barclays would unlock the discount to TBV (tangible book value).” Barcalys shoud divest in investment bank and US cards unit, says Berenberg On its argument for a break-up of Barclays, Berenberg said synergies between IB and the UK retail and Barclaycard businesses are limited, particularly given structural reform. “Divesting the IB would allow greater balance sheet certainty and for each business to be valued on a true multiple,” the broker said, leaving its target price at 200p. “Sale of the US cards business could also release capital and unlock value.” Since neither strategy is likely in the near term, these options are not reflected in the current share price, Berenberg said. Conduct costs could weigh on TBV growth The broker expects about 3.5% annual growth in TBV from 2017 but said its estimates are “far from certain” given the group’s pending conduct issues. It predicts conduct costs of US$3bn related to the mis-selling of mortgage-backed bonds in the US along with a £500mln settlement with the UK Serious Fraud Office on charges of fraud over the way the bank raised billions of pounds from Qatari investors enabling it to avoid a government bailout during the financial crisis. Such costs would extinguish the bank's TBV growth, Berenberg said. “Without meaningful dividends or sustainable TBV growth, we see little reason to buy Barclays,” it said. “However, with the stock trading on 0.69x our 2017E TBV and considering the strategic options available to management, we believe risks to Barclays’ current share price are increasingly evenly balanced.” Barclays, which reports its third quarter results on Thursday, saw its share price rise 1.6% to 195.15p in afternoon trading. Trump's tax plan provides another lift to Barclays shares Shares were also supported by news that the US Senate approved a budget resolution for the 2018 financial year that will pave the way for tax cuts. US President Donald Trump called out senator Rand Paul, who said he was "all in" for massive tax cuts even though he was the only Republican to vote against the budget measure a day earlier. “The Budget passed late last night, 51 to 49. We got ZERO Democrat votes with only Rand Paul (he will vote for Tax Cuts) voting against,” Trump wrote on Twitter. Barclays is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of lower US taxes among major UK banks since it has the highest US contribution to group earnings. TOP STORIES picture of London UK Commercial Property Trust sitting pretty outside the City
03/10/2017
12:50
portside1: Barclays Share News (BARC)   3 Follow BARC Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description Barclays LSE:BARC London Ordinary Share GB0031348658 ORD 25P   Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade   +0.00p +0.00% 192.70p 192.35p 192.45p - - - 0 06:30:53 Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m) Banks 21,451.0 3,230.0 10.4 18.5 32,810.09 Print Alert Barclays PLC Director/PDMR Shareholding 02/10/2017 5:26pm UK Regulatory (RNS & others) Barclays (LSE:BARC) Intraday Stock Chart Today : Tuesday 3 October 2017 TIDMBARC RNS Number : 4775S Barclays PLC 02 October 2017 2 October 2017 Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them Barclays PLC (the "Company") announces the following transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibility ("PDMRs") in ordinary shares of the Company with a nominal value of 25 pence each ("Shares") of which it was notified on 29 September: The trustee of the Barclays Group (PSP) Employees' Benefit Trust delivered Shares to the individuals below. The Shares delivered are in respect of : 1. the quarterly payment of the Share element of the individual's fixed remuneration for the three month period to 30 September 2017. The Shares are subject to a holding period with restrictions lifting in equal tranches over five years (20% each year); and 2. the release of Shares subject to an award made under Schedule 1 to the Barclays Group Share Value Plan. The number of Shares received by PDMRs and the transaction price of those Shares are as follows:
24/2/2017
16:27
bernie37: Barclays PLC and Barclays Africa agree separation terms Thursday, 23 February 2017 Barclays Africa Group today announced that it has agreed terms for operational separation with UK-based Barclays PLC, which is reducing its shareholding in Barclays Africa. The agreement is expected to unlock opportunities for Barclays Africa as an independent pan African bank. UK-based Barclays PLC announced last March that it intends to sell the majority of its shareholding in Barclays Africa over a period of two to three years. Barclays PLC currently owns 50.1% of Barclays Africa. Following the reduction of Barclays PLC’s shareholding below the 50% mark, Barclays Africa will be able to continue using the Barclays brand at its operations outside of South Africa for three years. Barclays Africa will receive certain services from Barclays PLC on arms’ length basis for a transitional period, typically up to three years. “It is a good outcome that enables us to complete the separation, and to provide continuity and improved service for our customers,” holds Maria Ramos, chief executive, Barclays Africa. An important feature of discussions has been the provision for a broad-based black economic empowerment scheme. While the full details are still under consideration, we are pleased to announce that Barclays PLC has agreed to contribute an amount equivalent to 1.5% of Barclays Africa’s market capitalisation, or R2.1 billion (based on a Barclays Africa’s share price of R168.69 on 31 December 2016) towards the establishment of such a scheme. “Separation has a number of implications for our business,” said Ramos. “It gives us the opportunity to unlock the potential to do things differently and build energy and momentum for our future as a pan-African organisation.” Alongside a black economic empowerment scheme, Barclays Africa also wants to create an equity proposition for our staff in the next 12 to 18 months. This will give our people the opportunity to benefit from share ownership, and to share in the future growth of our business. Barclays PLC has submitted an application to the South African Reserve Bank for approval to reduce its shareholding in Barclays Africa Group to below 50%. The application, which also requires the approval of the Minister of Finance, includes the terms of the separation payments and transitional services arrangements, which have been agreed between Barclays PLC and Barclays Africa. The agreement provides for contributions by Barclays PLC totalling GBP765 million (R12.8 billion based on 31 Dec 2016 exchange rate) primarily to fund the investments required for Barclays Africa Group to separate from Barclays PLC as follows: £515m for investments required in technology, rebranding and other separation projects; £55m to cover separation related expenses, of which £27.5m was received in December 2016; and £195m to terminate the existing service level agreement between Barclays and BAGL, relating to the Rest of Africa operations acquired in 2013. The expectation is that the financial contributions will neutralise the capital and cash flow impact of separation investments on the Group over time.
17/2/2017
16:09
bernie37: That’s the view on banks by Schroder Income fund’s co-manager, Kevin Murphy. But how accurate an assertion is that, given the much maligned recent history of the sector? Murphy was speaking after adding Standard Chartered to his portfolio, which already includes Barclays, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds Banking Group. It would also appear that TD Direct Investing customers are seeking more exposure to banks; our latest data shows an increase in trades in banking stocks of 29% during 2016. So, ahead of next week’s earnings calendar, which will be dominated by the largest UK retail banks Lloyds, Barclays, RBS and HSBC, we wanted to assess whether the banking sector is returning to former glories. Bringing back dividends Before the financial crisis of 2008 UK banks were among the best places to invest for solid dividend growth. 10 years ago, banks provided almost a quarter of all dividends in the UK market. Following the financial crisis, banks went through the wringer; not only did their share prices plummet, but many were forced to suspend dividend payments too, most notably Lloyds and RBS. Since then UK banks have been rebuilding their balance sheets and are now returning to form. The health of these businesses is reflected in their dividends, with HSBC, Lloyds and Barclays now paying a good level of dividend yield. In 2015, Lloyds announced its first dividend since the government stepped in to bail it out in 2008. Standard Chartered, meanwhile, is likely to be among those companies which recommence dividend distributions this year. Bank/Index Dividend Yield % 1 Year Share Price Return,% 2 Year Share Price Return,% 3 Year Share Price Return,% 4 Year Share Price Return,% 5 Year Share Price Return,% Major banks HSBC Holdings 5.3 48.4 48.4 29.5 20.0 70.6 Lloyds Banking Group 3.5 3.6 -6.2 -17.0% 33.9 125.8 Barclays 0.8 21.4 -1.0 -12.6 -12.3 28.0 Royal Bank of Scotland -12.2 -38.8 -34.8 -35.4 -16.7 Standard Chartered 64.4 -4.1 -28.5 -45.3 -38.0 Challenger Banks Virgin Money Holdings 1.4 -0.1 1.3 Aldermore Group 1.2 Shawbrook Group -16.6 FTSE All Share Banks Index 3.7 20.1 14.5 22.6 35.0 57.0 FTSE All Share Index 3.7 32.0 9.2 3.0 1.0 39.9 Source: Morningstar Direct. As at 31 January 2017. Note Metro Bank and Clydesdale Bank have been listed on the LSE for less than a year. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. Note that current yield may not reflect historical yields. Over the last year (to the end of January 2017) the share prices of all these banks, bar RBS, have risen, with HSBC, Barclays and Standard Chartered showing double digit growth. Lloyds’ share price, though, has come under pressure from the government selling down its stake, while RBS was hit by failing the Bank of England’s stress tests and mis-selling fines. According to Capita’s UK Dividend Monitor report in January 2017, £10.4bn was paid out in dividends by the banks in 2016, mainly HSBC. HSBC, the UK’s second largest payer, distributed £7.5bn, up 17% year-on-year, thanks in no small part to weaker sterling. Special dividends were also part of the story. Strong profit growth at Lloyds prompted a special dividend of £360m. HSBC has been in the top three dividend payers in the FTSE All Share index every year since 2008. An attractive long-term investment opportunity While ratings agency Fitch raised concerns about the banking sector in the immediate aftermath of the decision to leave the European Union last June, banks’ strong balance sheets should allow them to cope with moderate negative shocks going forward. Banks remain an attractive investment opportunity in the long term. They will be beneficiaries when interest rates rise from their historic lows. While the timescale for rate rises remains uncertain, an upwards trajectory seems the most likely outcome which will allow banks to increase their margins. Their profitability will also be boosted by increasing inflation. In addition banks continue to focus on cost cutting to deal with economic and structural challenges. UK fund managers believe banks are back on track, and some have been adding to their positions in anticipation of higher dividends in the future. Alistair Mundy, manager of Investec UK Special Situations has been a long standing holder of UK banks including HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays and RBS. The fund currently has approximately a 25% allocation to the sector. Being a contrarian investor, Mundy was attracted to banking stocks at a time when they were deeply out of favour. “In 2007 everyone loved RBS. They said it would keep growing and making acquisitions and that it was run by a genius. It turned out to be run by a lunatic rather than a genius, and it didn’t continue to grow.” He continues: “People say there are regulatory problems, but even the Bank of England has said we are at peak regulation. The fines and litigation will go away. People are also talking about the challenger banks, although many people are too lazy to change banks so the large banks will continue to make money from them. UK banks are priced like its 2008.” He believes, however, that the sector as a whole is now in much better shape, and this is yet to be fully appreciated by markets. Other funds on our Recommended Funds list with a significant allocation to banks include Schroder Income, Majedie UK Equity, JOHCM UK Dynamic and Old Mutual UK Alpha. Don’t forget about the challenger banks Despite Mundy’s lack of concern, a number of challenger banks, which are making use of leading edge technology, could be positioned to disrupt the banking sector. Research broker Liberum highlights challenger banks will continue to deliver growth and earnings, and could be poised to threaten the status quo. TD Direct Investing customers have also picked up on the challenger bank story, with trades skyrocketing by 188% over the course of last year. If you’re keen to get exposure to UK banks take a look at each of the funds below. Or you could visit our stocks and shares page to find all the UK banks. -
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