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
  -3.86p -2.35% 160.58p 40,971,425 16:35:12
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
160.74p 160.82p 164.20p 160.22p 163.78p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Banks 21,136.00 3,494.00 9.40 17.1 27,502.3

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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 164.44p.
Barclays has a 4 week average price of 154.60p and a 12 week average price of 145p.
The 1 year high share price is 219.10p while the 1 year low share price is currently 145p.
There are currently 17,126,870,107 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 49,949,093 shares. The market capitalisation of Barclays is £27,502,328,017.82.
bernie37: Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at Tiger Global, the US hedge fund that was one of the biggest investors in Barclays, has sold its entire holding, according to people familiar with the matter, in a blow to the bank’s efforts to win support for its turnround strategy. New York-based Tiger had been among the staunchest defenders of chief executive Jes Staley’s plan to improve the bank’s languishing share price by reviving its investment bank. But the multibillion-dollar hedge fund — which had been a top-10 investor with a roughly 2.5 per cent stake — started reducing its position last summer before offloading it entirely earlier this year, the people said. Tiger’s exit comes at a difficult juncture for Barclays, which is trying to prevent Edward Bramson, the activist investor, from forcing his way on to the board and engineering a shift in strategy that would involve shrinking the investment bank. When Tiger amassed its position, it was seen as a boost for Mr Staley, who has pledged to protect the investment bank in the face of Mr Bramson’s attack. The US hedge fund spent more than $1bn to build its stake in Barclays in November 2017, when the bank’s shares were trading at about 180p. The company’s shares subsequently rallied to touch 217p in March last year but have since lost roughly a quarter of their value. On Friday, the stock closed at 159.5p.  Most of the hedge fund’s position was held through swaps, meaning Tiger’s unwinding of its position did not show up on Barclays’ share register, one of the people said.  Tiger and Barclays declined to comment. At the time, people familiar with Tiger’s decision to build a stake in Barclays said the move was based on the belief that Mr Staley was right to strip the bank back to focus on its UK retail operation and its US-led investment bank. Tiger also believed that Barclays’ sizeable presence on Wall Street meant it was likely to be one of the main beneficiaries among foreign banks from President Donald Trump’s corporate tax cuts as well as a rise in US interest rates. Everything I hear from investors is that there is a consensus to not vote in his [Edward Bramson] favour Barclays shareholder Tiger Global was founded in 2001 by Chase Coleman, the most prominent of the so-called “Tiger Cub” hedge fund managers who learnt their craft while working for renowned industry figure Julian Robertson at his Tiger Management firm in the 1990s. The fund has tended to invest in technology companies, but in recent years it has diversified and it holds stakes in Domino’s pizza and JC Penney, the retailer, as well as Spotify, Adobe and Salesforce, according to a recent securities filing.  One person familiar with the matter said the decision to exit Barclays should not be interpreted as a loss of confidence in Mr Staley, and that the fund had probably seen more attractive investment opportunities elsewhere. Mr Bramson, who has built a 5.5 stake in Barclays via his Sherborne investment vehicle, has emerged as one of the biggest opponents of Mr Staley’s strategy of preserving the company’s investment bank — which he describes as a “black box with too much leverage”. Earlier this month he said he intended to muscle his way on to the bank’s board at Barclays’ annual meeting in May. However, one top-five shareholder told the Financial Times he expected Mr Bramson to lose the proxy battle. “Everything I hear from investors is that there is a consensus to not vote in his favour,” the investor said. “He wants to be elevated above other large shareholders like us, and he hasn’t even revealed his grand brilliant plan.” But the investor said it would be wrong to interpret opposition to Mr Bramson as support for Barclays’ strategy. “We must remember that Bramson is not without a point. It has been a terrible stock.”
bernie37: Barclays: Buyers should appear at this share price by Alistair Strang from Trends and Targets | 12th February 2019 09:00 With Brexit just weeks away, our technical analyst assesses the odds of a recovery at this struggler. At the start of 2019, Barclays was 'almost' looking interesting. We've commented on our in-house thinking; the banking sector shall prove the real barometer of Brexit prospects. If this is the case, the prospects look pretty confused presently. At present, weakness continuing below 155p looks capable of traffic down to an initial 152p, along with a probable short-lived bounce. Our secondary, if (when) 152p breaks is a bottom hopefully at 148p. As the chart below illustrates (badly due to scaling issues), should Barclays hit 148p it can expect a bounce against the Brexit vote uptrend. Quite surprisingly, this uptrend actually stretches back in time to 2009 and the shambles which was "the last crash". This creates quite a difficult scenario as the bank share price really cannot afford closure below the red line on the chart. This would be a bad thing, launching the share price into territory where some epically poor drop potentials calculate with slight rebound potentials, while the Big Picture allows a bottom at 78p eventually. UK bank sector: What to expect this results season The UK banks to buy in 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland: New share price forecast Of course, as with everything, there's a "however" and, in the case of Barclays, it's at 166p. The share price only requires a trade above such a level to launch itself into a region where 172p is our initial expectation. With closure above 172p, it shall exceed a downtrend since 2008 and giving ample expectation for continued recovery to 186p and beyond. For now, it's messing around and we shall not be surprised to witness the price oscillate between 148p and 166p until whatever Brexit means becomes clear. Source: Trends and Targets
johnwise: "Hurry! I think the Barclays share price buying opportunity is closing fast" There are few companies in the FTSE 100 that look as cheap as Barclays (LSE: BARC). The stock is trading at a forward P/E of seven and a price-to-tangible book ratio of 0.5. These numbers suggest the shares could rise more than 100% from current levels. Indeed, the bank’s international peers, such as Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan, trade at a valuation of more than 10 times forward earnings, and more importantly, a price-to-tangible book ratio of between one and 1.9. At a ratio of 1.9, the Barclays share price could hit 450p+. Realistically, I don’t think the stock will hit this level any time soon. A ratio of 1 might be more appropriate. Even at this level, the Barclays share price could still be worth more than 300p, an increase of around 100% from current levels. Time is running out I think time is running out for investors to snap up the Barclays share price bargain. You see, over the past five years the bank has really struggled to grow, and despite shedding thousands of jobs, profitability has remained depressed. As a result, investors have stayed away. Barclays needs to prove that it has put its mistakes behind it and to return to growth before market confidence returns. It looks as if it is set to do just that in 2019. Analysts have pencilled in earnings growth of 72% for 2018 and if it hits this, then the bank should not have too much trouble achieving the City’s targeted growth rate of 5% for 2019. At present, analysts are expecting the group to generate around £8bn in profit for 2018 and 2019. If it meets the analyst goal, I reckon it won’t be long before the Barclays share price perks up. With this being the case, I reckon now could be the time to buy.
bernie37: Page 1 Sherborne Investors / Barclays PLC Update Dear ‐‐‐;‐‐ Since we saw you we have increased our position slightly and Sherborne Investors now has an interest of approximately 5.51% in Barclays, spread across the funds that we manage, including, of course, SIGC. Recently, we obtained the official share register from the company and, based on analysis of this detailed data, it appears that we now hold the second largest interest in Barclays. The composition of our holdings has also changed somewhat as we have increased the portion held in derivatives as a way to hedge against declines in Barclays’ share price while retaining a majority of the potential increases. In round numbers we hold, at present, approximately 440 million shares outright, which we purchased for total consideration of slightly less than £900 million in cash, as well as the equivalent of approximately 500 million additional shares through derivatives with maturities stretching out to 2021. As discussed with you, our funds also retain a substantial amount of cash to purchase, at our discretion, our share of any rights offering that Barclays may be required to make or to increase our holdings if this risk begins to abate. Our recent meeting with the Chairman, Senior Independent Director, and the executive directors of Barclays was pleasant and polite, illustrating that it is possible for people to differ in a spirit of goodwill. In the course of extensive correspondence and several meetings with Barclays we have raised many of the points we have discussed with you, including: 1) Valuation: Market multiples of book value for investment banks, like Barclays’ Corporate and Investment Bank (“CIB”) tend to be lower, globally, than for consumer orientated banks. This raises the threshold return that shareholders require from capital invested in investment banking businesses to a level that the CIB, in its current form, is unlikely to meet or be able to maintain so that it will continue to be a long‐term depressant on Barclays’ valuation. 2) Capital Allocation: The diversion of resources from Barclays’ consumer businesses that, in the last 12 months, earned an 18% return to fund an investment banking business that earned at most 7% is, inevitably, destructive of shareholder value and could only be justified by the prospect of a sustainable future level of return that the current CIB business cannot realistically achieve. 3) Strategic Weaknesses: The CIB has legacy strategic weaknesses in customer and product mix that fundamentally limit the yield on assets it can achieve, resulting in uncompetitive returns on capital. The current strategy of adding more and more leverage to generate revenue from low‐ yielding assets does not address these underlying issues. 4) Capital Structure: Barclays PLC, the entity that issues shares to the public, is no longer a “bank,” but has become a financial holding company that owns interests in ring‐fenced subsidiary banks. As a result its risk and liquidity profile is profoundly different than it was in the past and ought to be managed more prudently. Four years ago Barclays PLC had relatively immaterial borrowings, but it has now borrowed £47 billion to fund regulatory capital requirements of the CIB. These borrowings are a prior claim on the assets and cash flow of the holding company which, self‐evidently, increases the risk to shareholders of dividend volatility or material capital losses. As a result, Moody’s has lowered Barclays PLC’s credit rating to Baa3, which is only one step above “junk” and is the lowest of any UK or US banking peer. 5) Shareholder Base: Many institutions that would typically have significant shareholdings in Barclays do not, because it has lower equity capital and higher leverage ratios than any UK peer but, despite this added risk, still is expected to generate the lowest consensus returns. The CIB has been described to us as a “black box with too much leverage” and this deters many long‐ term investors from acquiring shares even at an exceptionally large discount to tangible book value. In response to certain of these points, Barclays has told us that the improvement in its most recent reported 9 month group returns demonstrates that its strategy is working. However, it is widely recognised that more than 100% of the reported improvement in Core profit in this period resulted from approximately £900 million of net non‐recurring items of income, without which Core attributable profit would actually have declined from the prior year. Less well reported is the fact we pointed out to you that, although Q3 CIB revenues declined from the prior year and pre‐tax profits fell by approximately £70 million, what appears to have been a fortunately timed income tax benefit transformed this decline into a reported increase in CIB’s attributable profit. As we also discussed with you, it appears that the CIB’s Markets segment revenue increase and market share gain in Q3, which the company has highlighted, resulted from deploying substantially greater assets to “buy” revenue at prices that competitors did not feel compelled to match, rather than from any change in Barclays’ long‐term strategic competitiveness. With respect to the capital structure and financial position of the holding company, Barclays told us that they have heard similar concerns from other shareholders, but that the board disagrees and considers the parent company credit rating to be strong, pointing, inter alia, to the various stress tests that Barclays has passed. However, this overlooks the fact that it is quite possible to pass a stress test, but still devastate shareholders by virtue of the structure and magnitude of the holding company borrowings that Barclays continues to incur. It seems clear to us that, in order for the board to protect the long‐term interests of Barclays PLC’s shareholders, it will be required to adopt more conservative capital, leverage, and liquidity levels than strictly required by the regulators. The most expedient way of meeting this objective is through a judicious reduction in the CIB’s assets, which should, we believe, be accomplished before market conditions, now relatively benign, deteriorate. The capital that is released should be retained to make Barclays’ capital strength undoubted and to protect shareholders over a full cycle. Barclays has attractive consumer businesses that unquestionably merit additional attention and resources. The same is true of segments of the CIB. However, we believe that the CIB must become a realistically viable business that can contribute positive shareholder value to Barclays, but without the credit support and subsidies from other parts of the company on which it currently depends. Importantly, the resulting business should no longer threaten the overall stability of the group. In an interesting exchange about holding company leverage, Barclays argued that the more conservative financial policy we have suggested would lower its returns from levels that are already uncompetitive and that shareholders, therefore, have no choice other than to continue to accept the added level of risk. This captures, rather succinctly, the dilemma that is presented by the strategic weaknesses noted above. In our view, the better course would be to re‐evaluate the strategy of the CIB and balance the business so that excessive leverage is no longer the default option. We have listened to and considered all of the problems, potentially prohibitive costs, product interdependency, et cetera, that make it too hard for Barclays to make any changes. As we discussed with you, there are common sense approaches to dealing with all of these business issues to produce a positive outcome for all stakeholders, and we would be happy to work with the board to develop them. In this regard, we made a written proposal to the board in September to appoint me as a non‐executive director, on the basis that it would add relevant experience and broaden the board’s range of perspectives. We felt that this would allow us to participate with the other Barclays directors, in a low‐ key way, to address the concerns that we have raised, as well as any others that might present themselves in the future. After our meeting, we were told that the directors would look forward to continued engagement with us but that board representation would not be “needed”. At the same time, Barclays proposed a meeting following the announcement of their annual results, and we have confirmed an appointment with the CEO at our offices in New York on the 12th of March. We have undertaken a long process of consistent engagement, deliberately allowing ample time and opportunity for Barclays to respond to our concerns and to demonstrate that the strategy that it has pursued since 2015 will produce appropriate returns at a reasonable risk. After considering the situation carefully we do not have confidence that continued engagement with the company, strictly as an outsider, will produce any more measurable results in the future than it has to date. It seems increasingly likely that, for any progress to be made on our concerns, we will be required to seek a shareholder vote to make changes in the composition of the board. Were we to do so, the most pragmatic approach, in view of the calendar, appears to be for us to present resolutions to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting, but if circumstances were to change we could requisition a separate General Meeting instead. We continue to believe that it is possible to increase Barclays’ shareholder value in line with our customary return objective, and Stephen and I will be coming to see you in the New Year to update you. In the meantime, both of us wish you the very best for the season and the New Year. Kind regards, Ed
bernie37: You’ll see a lot of articles extolling the virtues of Barclays (LSE: BARC), and the argument tends to go something like ‘Barclays is turning itself around, yet the shares look cheap, so I’d buy the shares.’ However, it has looked cheap for a long time, but the truth is that the shares are more than 50% lower than they were nine years ago. Indeed, September 2009 marked the top of Barclays’ bounce-back from the stock’s dip following the credit crunch last decade. For most of that period, people have been saying Barclays is recovering and it’s selling cheap. But if you’d bought the shares in September 2009 you’d have collected 46p in dividends and lost around 170p per share on the share price, for an overall loss close to 37%. At first glance, Barclays looks like it has been a value trap over the past nine years, but that’s only true if you believe it has been displaying indicators that suggest good value. I don’t. What is good value? With many trading companies, a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, rising earnings, a high yield and a discount to net asset value would flag good value. But I think it’s different for the banks because they operate very cyclical businesses. That’s easy for me to say with the benefit of hindsight, but it first dawned on me during 2013 when I turned cautious on Barclays. I think we need to read the valuation indicators backwards for the banks. High earnings and a low valuation could spell danger for shareholders because it could mean we are getting closer to a cyclical peak in earnings. Then, if earnings fall and the valuation looks higher, the indicators could be flagging better value. Within the broad downtrend in the Barclays share price since 2009, we can see the phenomenon playing out. Earnings dipped in 2012 and the P/E rating shot up. The shares were down, but it was time to buy despite the higher P/E multiple because earnings recovered, the P/E declined again, and the share price rose around 95% over seven months. A similar thing happened in 2016 too. Looking forward, City analysts continue to forecast advances in normalised earnings and the dividend is moving up too. Yesterday the firm confirmed its intention to pay a 2018 dividend of 6.5p, subject to regulatory approvals, which takes the payout back to where it was in 2015. But the stock market appears to be in no mood to raise its valuation of Barclays. The opposite is true, and the valuation continues to fall. Indeed, the recovery in the share price in 2016 failed to reach the recovery peak of 2013 and the downtrend looks intact. I think the stock market sees ever greater danger in the recovery at Barclays because each advance takes the firm closer to its cyclical peak in earnings. So, the market keeps marking the valuation down. With Barclays today, I see a capped upside for shareholders with lots of downside, cyclical risk, so I think it is more of a value trap than an unmissable bargain.
diku: Head of investment strategy?? is a casino out there...hence look at the Barc share price...
diku: Barc share price is just struggling...think we might just see lower lows coming...
bernie37: Barclays Mulls U.S. Push as Activist Looms Executives debate whether greater exposure to the U.S. retail market could both generate revenues and fund its U.S. operations more efficiently Barclays’s headquarters in the Canary Wharf district of London. The lucrative U.S. market has long drawn European banks trying to expand out of saturated home economies. Barclays’s headquarters in the Canary Wharf district of London. The lucrative U.S. market has long drawn European banks trying to expand out of saturated home economies. PHOTO: SIMON DAWSON/BLOOMBERG NEWS By Max Colchester July 16, 2018 7:02 a.m. ET 2 COMMENTS LONDON— Barclays BCS +1.62% PLC is considering doubling down on America. Under pressure from activist shareholder Sherborne Investors, the British bank is scrambling to boost its stagnant share price. One path forward: Chief Executive Jes Staley is weighing whether to scale up Barclays’s online U.S. retail bank, according to people familiar with the matter. Other moves could include rolling out its dominant U.K. payments platform stateside. The bank, which is locked in a grinding battle with giants like J.P. Morgan in investment banking, is also putting more capital behind its U.S. credit card operations, one of the people says. Bank Race Price-to-book value Source: FactSet Barclays HSBC JPMorgan 2014 ’15 ’16 ’17 ’18 0.25 0.50 0.75 1.00 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 The lucrative U.S. market has long drawn European banks trying to expand out of saturated home economies. But they also have a history of getting burned. Some of the biggest European lenders were brought to near collapse by exposure to the U.S. housing market. Several retreated after the financial crisis, unable to compete with U.S. rivals while also dealing with sovereign debt crises at home. The banks that stuck it out are trying to expand again to take advantage of robust U.S. growth. The Netherlands’s ING Groep NV grew its headcount at its U.S. investment bank by 10% last year, while HSBC Holdings PLC is increasing its unsecured lending business in the U.S. “Given competition, you have to continue investing in the U.S. to stay relevant on a global scale,” says Magdalena Stoklosa, head of European bank research at Morgan Stanley . Credit Is Due Credit card loan charge-off rate, seasonallyadjusted, among top 100 banks by assets Source: Federal Reserve Note: Shaded areas show recessions. % RECESSION 1990 2000 ’10 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 London-based Barclays went deeper than most into the U.S. during the crisis, snapping up a chunk of Lehman Brothers during its collapse. It has since launched an online lender in Delaware which collects term deposits to fund its large U.S. credit card business. Last year the U.S. accounted for 40% of the bank’s profits and about a fifth of the bank’s capital is allocated to the country. Some investors wonder whether the bank has enough scale in America where it is dwarfed by U.S. rivals. Meanwhile back in the U.K, fears over Brexit’s impact on the British economy continue to weigh on the bank. Its shares trade for 60 % of its book value, compared with 160% for the likes of JP Morgan. Mr. Staley has repeatedly said that Barclays is committed to remaining focused on the U.K. economy. However, Brexit has tempered executives’ risk appetite in the U.K. and growth at its highly profitable British credit card franchise has slowed as the bank’s market share peaks. Barclays executives are debating whether greater exposure to the U.S. retail market could both generate revenues and fund its U.S. operations more efficiently. The bank recently passed U.S. stress tests and has sucked in $12.5 billion of deposits to its Delaware operation. One idea is to build a U.S. checking account offering, according to people familiar with the matter. A final decision hasn’t been made and timing remains unclear. Barclays executives reason they can run a profitable online banking operation with only a small slice of the U.S. market. One risk is that Barclays invests just as the consumer lending cycle turns. Despite a strong economy, for instance, banks have suffered from rising defaults among U.S. credit card holders. Credit card charge-offs among top banks hit 3.65% in the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve, the highest level since 2012. BARCLAYS U.S. IN NUMBERS 40% of group profits 30% of revenues 10,045 employees out of 79,900 Activist Sherborne Investors wants to see capital moved away from Barclays’s investment bank trading operations. Sherborne took a 5% stake in Barclays earlier this year but has so far not made public its plan to shake up the bank. Barclays’s management says the bank will generate returns equal to its cost of equity by 2020. The bank said it would undertake share buybacks at an unspecified time. So capital for any planned expansion is tight. It isn’t the first time that Barclays has eyed a bigger U.S. retail banking presence. Around a decade ago Barclays executives had considered whether to buy a U.S. retail bank. This this was shelved in part because it made no sense buying a lender with an extensive number of bricks and mortar branches. Currently, the bank isn’t looking at any big U.S. deals, according to a person familiar with the matter. 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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
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!!...
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