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Barclays LSE:BARC London Ordinary Share GB0031348658 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.68p +0.44% 154.04p 53,711,973 16:35:04
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153.94p 154.00p 155.32p 151.16p 152.20p
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Banks 21,076.00 3,541.00 -10.30 26,382.2

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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 153.36p.
Barclays has a 4 week average price of 151.16p and a 12 week average price of 151.16p.
The 1 year high share price is 220.10p while the 1 year low share price is currently 151.16p.
There are currently 17,126,870,107 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 72,524,847 shares. The market capitalisation of Barclays is £26,382,230,712.82.
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...
drylatt: Regulation is crippling banks... and I could stay on in the power struggle at Barclays: Mack the Knife lets rip By JAMES ASHTON FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY PUBLISHED: 22:16, 22 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:25, 23 September 2018 From the upper echelons of the banking industry, John McFarlane has seen the fortunes of his profession wax and wane over decades. As the six-month countdown to Brexit begins, the 71-year-old Barclays chairman is optimistic the Square Mile will not wither and die as the UK is cut loose from the European Union. But the straight-talking Scot says years of being beaten down by Government-sanctioned regulation in the aftermath of the financial crisis have left our banks lagging competitors in the US – and therefore vulnerable to foreign invasions and takeovers. To demonstrate his point, he grabs his iPad from a table in his uncluttered Canary Wharf office in London and begins testing me on where UK banks come in a global list ranked by stock market value. HSBC is eighth, then Lloyds in 30th. RBS and Barclays are somewhere in the 50s. JP Morgan is worth $380billion (£290million); Lloyds Bank is valued at $55billion. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next You fraudsters! Bank boss accuses 'huge numbers' of Britons... Spanish-owned bank Santander rumoured to be readying bid for... Barclays reveals new call verification system to stop phone... Fred the Shred in line for a £17m pension: Bumper retirement... Bosses of Britain's four biggest banks pocketed almost £178m... SHARE THIS ARTICLE Share 17 shares HOW THIS IS MONEY CAN HELP How to choose the best (and cheapest) DIY investing Isa - and our pick of the platforms ‘What’s that? Seven times the value? It’s pocket money [to a US bank attempting a takeover],’ says McFarlane, who is stocky, with a shock of white hair, in shirtsleeves, maroon tie and sips black coffee while we talk. 'In 2005 there were four British banks in the top 20 and there is one now. We in the UK will be on the receiving end of consolidation if nothing changes.’ Barclays, the bank he has overseen for three years now, is a case in point. Since it was linked to an unlikely merger with the Asia-focused Standard Chartered in spring, a power struggle has emerged at the very top of the organisation. McFarlane plays down the idea of a grand merger but, crucially, the lender’s lowly share price has increased the influence of an American activist investor who is thought to want its investment banking arm scaled back. Edward Bramson, whose investment vehicle Sherborne has amassed a 5.4 per cent stake in Barclays, is thought keen to release some of the £26billion of capital tied up in that side of the business. Yet by contrast, McFarlane’s chief executive, Jes Staley, is keen to push in the other direction and capitalise on the bank’s strong foothold serving international corporate clients on both sides of the Atlantic. There is growing anticipation that a shake-up is on the way. McFarlane has been widely expected to step down in time for the company’s annual general meeting next year and couldn’t be clearer: ‘The future of Barclays is still to fight for.’ Somewhat ominously, the Dumfries-born City grandee has earned the nickname ‘Mack the Knife’ for deftly dispensing with chief executives and swathes of staff when the going gets tough. He switched to banking from carmaker Ford almost 40 years ago, and 18 years at Citibank led to executive roles at Standard Chartered, based in Hong Kong and London, where he tackled strategy and handled the investigation into a bribery scandal, followed by a decade Down Under, where he revived Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. He arrived back in London on a high in 2008, first as a non-executive director at Royal Bank of Scotland (the view in the City is that he might have chaired RBS had it not fallen into taxpayer hands), then chairing Aviva and now Barclays. ‘We have turned it round': McFarlane says of Barclays +2 ‘We have turned it round': McFarlane says of Barclays Three years ago, he made an internal rallying cry for a strategy that would double the share price from 260p. On Friday, the shares closed at 176.5p. It’s clearly the cause of great frustration for McFarlane – particularly given that in August, half-year pre-tax profits were up 20 per cent at £3.7billion when legal and conduct costs were excluded. ‘We have turned it round – and curiously the value has gone down,’ McFarlane says. He thinks shareholder nervousness could point beyond Brexit and right to the bank’s core strategy – and specifically the future of the investment arm. ‘There must be something else in shareholders’ minds [other than Brexit],’ he says. ‘There is probably an aversion to our significant position in wholesale banking that might be contributing to it.’ The percentage of fraudulent claims for PPI compensation is enormous Somewhat surprisingly against that backdrop, relations with Edward Bramson and Sherborne appear cordial: ‘The nice thing is he likes me for some strange reason,’ McFarlane says. Then he adds, intriguingly: ‘He wants me to stay. There was some report in the newspaper that said Sherborne wanted me to go. He immediately came back and said that it is the opposite. He thinks I might be part of the solution.’ Could McFarlane stay on beyond next year’s AGM? Could he even grant Bramson a board seat – just as Rolls-Royce did for its activist investor ValueAct? ‘That is hard,’ McFarlane says, without explicitly ruling out the idea. ‘I think if you own 19.9 per cent of a company you think, well hold on… Five per cent? Some borrowed? We have not discussed it actually.’ John McFarlane grows his own olives John McFarlane grows his own olives No wonder rumours of tension between McFarlane and JP Morgan veteran Staley persist. McFarlane stood by his chief executive through a whistleblowing row that could have cost him his job – Staley was fined and reprimanded by the regulator for attempting to unmask the employee involved. But Staley could be forgiven for remaining anxious over his future. ‘We get on fine. He is strong-minded and I am strong-minded. We talk frankly about things. For the moment, I have backed him,’ says McFarlane. McFarlane’s biggest concern, he says, is the UK Government’s lack of support for the banking industry as a whole. It must decide what the country should excel at, he says. If banks remain important beyond Brexit, it should get behind the industry a decade after the Lloyds and RBS bailouts. ‘They need to do something to assist in the strategic advancement of UK Inc,’ he says firmly. It is an arresting – and in some ways controversial – view given that the 2008 crash, excessive pay and mis-selling scandals are still fresh in the memory. McFarlane says lenders have largely cleaned up their act – yet badly lag their rivals in the US largely due to hefty fines, conduct costs, heavier capital requirements and tax. In the past six years, McFarlane says Barclays made £9billion after penalties and fines, which sunk to a £1 billion loss following £10billion of taxes and levies. ‘If banks get into trouble, society is safer now. But are banks safer? They are less profitable.’
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!!...
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.
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
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.
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