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  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.22 -0.12% 183.74 29,925,370 16:35:05
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183.82 183.90 185.40 181.70 182.56
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Banks 21,766.00 3,065.00 8.80 20.9 31,064
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26/9/2021
09:20
Barclays Daily Update: Barclays Plc is listed in the Banks sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker BARC. The last closing price for Barclays was 183.96p.
Barclays Plc has a 4 week average price of 174.26p and a 12 week average price of 156.92p.
The 1 year high share price is 190.30p while the 1 year low share price is currently 90.74p.
There are currently 16,906,655,552 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 52,314,992 shares. The market capitalisation of Barclays Plc is £31,064,288,911.24.
21/8/2021
08:33
justalittlemore: Notably, since failing to breach 190p, the Barclays share price has slipped below the 100-day moving average at 178.84p and is approaching the 50-day at 174.68p. Furthermore, the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator points lower, as does the Relative Strength Indicator (RSI). This may lead to BARC progressing below the 100 DMA and working its way south towards the 200 at 165.15p. Although, unless a seriously bearish catalyst emerges, this should hold. However, should it not, the horizontal support at 160p follows. As long as the price remains below 190p, the outlook is mildly bearish. This, of course, turns positive if BARC uncaps this resistance. But for now, the likeliest path is lower.
18/8/2021
16:38
jordaggy: Bank share prices are predictable. Borrowing healthy, share price rises, economic activity low, share price falters. You have to look 2 years ahead and that looks bleak...CBDC is coming and ergo, retail banking will struggle.
11/8/2021
12:06
justalittlemore: Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) stock is about to trade ex-dividend in two days. Typically, the ex-dividend date is one business day before the record date which is the date on which a company determines the shareholders eligible to receive a dividend. The ex-dividend date is of consequence because whenever a stock is bought or sold, the trade takes at least two business day to settle. Meaning, you will need to purchase Barclays' shares before the 12th of August to receive the dividend, which will be paid on the 17th of September. The company's upcoming dividend is UK£0.02 a share, following on from the last 12 months, when the company distributed a total of UK£0.04 per share to shareholders. Based on the last year's worth of payments, Barclays has a trailing yield of 2.2% on the current stock price of £1.8266. If you buy this business for its dividend, you should have an idea of whether Barclays's dividend is reliable and sustainable. We need to see whether the dividend is covered by earnings and if it's growing. Check out our latest analysis for Barclays Dividends are usually paid out of company profits, so if a company pays out more than it earned then its dividend is usually at greater risk of being cut. Barclays paid out just 11% of its profit last year, which we think is conservatively low and leaves plenty of margin for unexpected circumstances. Companies that pay out less in dividends than they earn in profits generally have more sustainable dividends. The lower the payout ratio, the more wiggle room the business has before it could be forced to cut the dividend. Have Earnings And Dividends Been Growing? Businesses with strong growth prospects usually make the best dividend payers, because it's easier to grow dividends when earnings per share are improving. If earnings decline and the company is forced to cut its dividend, investors could watch the value of their investment go up in smoke. It's encouraging to see Barclays has grown its earnings rapidly, up 32% a year for the past five years. The main way most investors will assess a company's dividend prospects is by checking the historical rate of dividend growth. It looks like the Barclays dividends are largely the same as they were 10 years ago. The Bottom Line Is Barclays worth buying for its dividend? Typically, companies that are growing rapidly and paying out a low fraction of earnings are keeping the profits for reinvestment in the business. This strategy can add significant value to shareholders over the long term - as long as it's done without issuing too many new shares. Overall, Barclays looks like a promising dividend stock in this analysis, and we think it would be worth investigating further. With that in mind, a critical part of thorough stock research is being aware of any risks that stock currently faces. We've identified 2 warning signs with Barclays (at least 1 which is concerning), and understanding these should be part of your investment process.
10/8/2021
18:43
justalittlemore: Should Barclays Acquire NatWest? This Analyst Thinks So The Barclays share price has bounced back in the past few weeks after the company published strong quarterly results. The stock is trading at 185p, which is about 150% above its lowest level in 2020. On the other hand, the NatWest share price has jumped to the highest level since February 2020. Should Barclays acquire NatWest? In an opinion published on Monday, Matthey Lynn made several suggestions of potential mergers and acquisitions among UK businesses. His idea was that some large UK companies should not be left out in the ongoing merger mania that is targeting UK companies. Some of the recent companies that have been announced are of Meggitt and Morrisons. In his piece, he suggested that Asos should acquire Burberry while Vodafone should buy BT. At the same time, he also suggested that Barclays should acquire NatWest, formerly known as Royal Bank of Scotland. No deal has been announced so this article is based on hypotheticals. First, let us look at the size. Barclays is a global bank with a market capitalization of more than 31.33 billion. The company has more than 83,500 employees. It makes money through its commercial and trading and investment arms. Barclays has more than 1.34 trillion in assets and about 15% of CET Tier 1 ratio. NatWest, on the other hand, is a national bank with no major global presence. The firm is valued at more than 25 billion pounds and has more than 58,000 employees. It makes money mostly through consumer and business lending. It has more than 800 billion pounds in assets and a CET 1 Ratio of 18.5%. In terms of Revenue, NatWest made more than 14.25 billion in 2019 before the pandemic while Barclays made 21.6 billion pounds. So, would that deal work? For one, big bank mergers in the UK are relatively rare. In the US, the biggest mergers have been among regional banks like when M&T decided to acquire People’s United while Webster acquired Sterling. Also, because of their sizes, the deal would be a merger of equals. It would also attract substantial regulatory scrutiny in the UK. However, with the government exiting its NatWest stake, there is a possibility that it would be allowed. The deal would create the 9th biggest bank globally by assets. Barclays share price analysis The daily chart shows that the BARC share price has been in an upward momentum. Along the way, it has moved above the important resistance at 170p. It has also risen above the 25-day and 50-day moving averages. The shares have returned to the horizontal channel shown in black. Therefore, the stock will likely keep rising as bulls target the key resistance at 190p. However, a drop below 157p will invalidate this view.
10/8/2021
18:42
justalittlemore: The Barclays share price has bounced back in the past few weeks after the company published strong quarterly results. The stock is trading at 185p, which is about 150% above its lowest level in 2020. On the other hand, the NatWest share price has jumped to the highest level since February 2020. Should Barclays acquire NatWest? In an opinion published on Monday, Matthey Lynn made several suggestions of potential mergers and acquisitions among UK businesses. His idea was that some large UK companies should not be left out in the ongoing merger mania that is targeting UK companies. Some of the recent companies that have been announced are of Meggitt and Morrisons. In his piece, he suggested that Asos should acquire Burberry while Vodafone should buy BT. At the same time, he also suggested that Barclays should acquire NatWest, formerly known as Royal Bank of Scotland. No deal has been announced so this article is based on hypotheticals. First, let us look at the size. Barclays is a global bank with a market capitalization of more than 31.33 billion. The company has more than 83,500 employees. It makes money through its commercial and trading and investment arms. Barclays has more than 1.34 trillion in assets and about 15% of CET Tier 1 ratio. NatWest, on the other hand, is a national bank with no major global presence. The firm is valued at more than 25 billion pounds and has more than 58,000 employees. It makes money mostly through consumer and business lending. It has more than 800 billion pounds in assets and a CET 1 Ratio of 18.5%. In terms of Revenue, NatWest made more than 14.25 billion in 2019 before the pandemic while Barclays made 21.6 billion pounds. So, would that deal work? For one, big bank mergers in the UK are relatively rare. In the US, the biggest mergers have been among regional banks like when M&T decided to acquire People’s United while Webster acquired Sterling. Also, because of their sizes, the deal would be a merger of equals. It would also attract substantial regulatory scrutiny in the UK. However, with the government exiting its NatWest stake, there is a possibility that it would be allowed. The deal would create the 9th biggest bank globally by assets. Barclays share price analysis The daily chart shows that the BARC share price has been in an upward momentum. Along the way, it has moved above the important resistance at 170p. It has also risen above the 25-day and 50-day moving averages. The shares have returned to the horizontal channel shown in black. Therefore, the stock will likely keep rising as bulls target the key resistance at 190p. However, a drop below 157p will invalidate this view.
29/7/2021
11:39
justalittlemore: Comment: Barclays beats forecasts, but won’t quite get triple cheers Two and half cheers for Barclays, but not a resounding three huzzas, writes Nick Goodway. Two and a half cheers for Barclays as it comfortably beat City forecasts with trebled first half profits on a scale we haven’t seen for a couple of years. Barclays seems to be firing on all cylinders both as a UK retail bank, an international bank and an investment bank. Two things particularly catch the eye. The £742 million release of bad debt provisions reflecting what at one time the bank assumed would be lending it had to write-off because of the pandemic is much higher than many people dared to hope. The fact that investment banking fees are up 36% not on last year’s levels but on 2019’s is a clear demonstration that Barclays is not only benefiting from the current addiction to takeovers and flotations but is also winning market share from its rivals. Deutsche Bank today and US rivals this week have all reported a dip in second quarter investment banking income. So why not the final half a cheer to give Barclays a resounding three huzzas? All shareholders will welcome the return to the dividend list. And, going by what the banks says, a 2p dividend now followed by a 4p final dividend at the end of the year would mean the shares are on a respectable prospective yield of 3.4%. You won’t find that kind of return on any of Barclays own savings accounts. But 2p is against 2.5p paid in the first half of 2019 when the total dividend came to 6.5p. And before the pandemic and the Bank of England put the brakes on bank dividends the 2020 interim pay-out was 3p a share implying a full year dividend of 9p. That’s 50% more than this year’s likely outcome. Private investors in particular have been starved of income from shares for the past 18 months. They should have been given a special one-off dividend rather than the £500 million share buyback announced today.
28/7/2021
15:38
justalittlemore: Barclays has increased the size of its banker bonus pool by more than a third to almost £1.1bn after a rebound in profits, amid an improving economic outlook as pandemic restrictions recede. Setting out the details of the bonus pool in a half-year update to the London Stock Exchange, the bank said it had ringfenced the cash to compensate its star bankers next spring when payouts are usually made. It means Barclays employees have another six months to build up their final bonus pot for the year, which is likely to come in higher than the £1.6bn paid out for the whole of 2020 when the UK was gripped by the Covid pandemic. For the first six months of 2021, the bank set aside almost £1.1bn for its bonus pool, up from £785m a year earlier. The final bonus pool will also cover payouts for executives, including the chief executive, Jes Staley, who was given a £843,000 bonus last year. Staley said the bank was being “prudent”; in the way it handled bonuses because it linked payouts to the bank’s profitability. Referring to the performance of Barclays’ investment banking division where its income from fees surged 27% to £1.7bn in the first six months of the year, he said: “Our comp[ensation] to income ratio is one of the lowest in the industry, so we think we’re being prudent in how we are managing that variable compensation.” The planned payouts follow a strong second quarter overall, with Barclays’ pre-tax profits rising to £2.6bn over the three months to the end of June, up from £359m a year earlier. It also beat consensus forecasts for £1.7bn in profits for the period. The bank benefited from an improving economic outlook after the lifting of most UK Covid restrictions, which meant it was able to release £1bn in bad debt provisions that it had put aside to cover potential defaults related to the pandemic. Barclays, which was forced to put aside £1.6bn during the same period last year, had been expected by City analysts to release £55m. Despite the improvement in the economy over recent months, the bank warned “the outlook remains uncertain and subject to change depending on the evolution and persistence of the Covid-19 pandemic”. However, the bank still announced plans to buy back up to £500m of shares from its investors, while also paying a half-year dividend of 2p a share. It means shareholders who were blocked from receiving payouts for most of 2020 because of Bank of England Covid restrictions are now in line for more than £800m. Threadneedle Street had ordered banks not to pay any cash bonuses to senior bankers and to suspend dividend payments last year due to the role banks play in supporting the British economy. “Our profitability, strong capital position and balance sheet have enabled us to increase capital distributions to shareholders,” Staley said. Barclays shares were up 3.7% at 175p in early morning trading. The lender’s corporate and investment banking arm also contributed to rising profits performance, with the division reporting a 52% rise in profits to £1.6bn in the second quarter, thanks in part to a rise in merger and takeover activity. That was despite a 10% drop in income over the same period, as trading returned to normal levels after volatile period in markets last year. The rival investment banks JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs reported bumper second-quarter profits this month, thanks to a surge in merger and acquisitions activity, which broke records for the second straight quarter in the three months to June, according to Refinitiv data.
27/7/2021
09:46
justalittlemore: Barclays’ strategy is to boost revenue in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, or helping companies issue new shares. Both areas have been strengths of Credit Suisse. Barclays recently promoted New York-based bankers John Miller and Jean-François Astier to lead a new management team for the investment bank, a signal of the bank’s intent to grow. The new team will implement the expansion strategy, Paul Compton, a member of the bank’s executive committee, said last week. The latest progress report card comes Wednesday, when Barclays announces its results for the second quarter. An example of its investment banking wins: Barclays advised and arranged financing for a group of private-equity firms that agreed to buy medical-supply company Medline Industries Inc. for more than $30 billion, in one of the largest leveraged buyouts since the financial crisis. Barclays has struggled in previous attempts to get its investment bank into the top tier. It took over the U.S. business of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in 2008 and tried to create a global footprint, only to scale back sharply earlier this decade. Mr. Staley, who joined the bank in 2015, reversed efforts by his predecessor to cut back the investment bank. One of his bankers described him in a recent interview as riding in on a white horse to save the operation. But the profits flowing into the investment bank aren’t encouraging investors to flock to Barclays shares. Barclays is worth about 0.53 times its book value, less than the 0.72 times book value at which British retail-banking rival Lloyds Banking Group PLC trades. There is concern that increasing pay will push up costs at the investment bank, according to Christopher Cant, an analyst at Autonomous Research, a unit of AllianceBernstein. “The question now for Barclays is: How low can they hold the cost-to-income ratio for that division?” Mr. Cant said. “The revenue performance has been very good, but how much of that are they going to bleed away?” Past forays into investment banking have ended in failure at other lenders. It is a notoriously volatile business, booming when times are good, as they are now. But revenue can evaporate quickly, while costs stay high. A senior banker at Barclays said that the bank can’t afford to slip up. European competitors including Deutsche Bank AG and UBS Group AG have scaled back investment banking operations in recent years in the wake of billions of dollars of losses. The bank is also rebuilding its presence in Asia, where Barclays reduced its presence drastically before Mr. Staley took charge. In Australia, Barclays is investing about $33 million in Barrenjoey Capital Partners, a new Australian financial advisory firm with which it will partner to provide services. A decent editorial here from The Wall Street Journal. The piece is for subscribers only, so to save you the time and pain, I have copied and pasted it below over two/three posts. The obvious peculiarity to me is that The WSJ already mentions that Barclays “to be the largest investment bank outside the U.S. in the second quarter this year” is this not price sensitive information that should have not been released before Wednesday? Executives at U.K. bank say collapses of Credit Suisse clients Archegos and Greensill have created rare opportunity to grab market share Barclays recently overtook Credit Suisse Group AG in investment banking revenue, a sign that the U.K. bank’s long, frustrated push to be a major player is making progress thanks in part to the troubles of its Swiss rival. The London-based bank vaulted past its Zurich-based counterpart to be the largest investment bank outside the U.S. in the second quarter of this year with $1.26 billion of investment banking revenue, representing a 4.1% market share, according to Dealogic. JPMorgan Chase & Co. was the top investment bank during the quarter with $3.15 billion of revenue, a 10.1% market share. Inside Barclays, executives say the collapses of key Credit Suisse clients Archegos Capital Management and Greensill Capital have disrupted the investment banking landscape. This has created a rare opportunity for Barclays to grab market share in the business of advising on takeovers and arranging debt and equity sales for global companies. A Credit Suisse spokesman declined to comment. Barclays has gone after its wounded competitor. It recruited several bankers from Credit Suisse, including Tim Devine to advise financial companies, Eric Federman to advise technology and media companies, Ihsan Essaid to co-head mergers and acquisitions advice in the Americas, and Kamal Ahmed to advise semiconductor companies. Barclays’ Chief Executive Jes Staley has long pushed to grow the U.K. lender’s investment banking arm. The American former JPMorgan executive has argued that having an investment bank acts as a counterweight to its steadier U.K. consumer bank, envisioning a smaller, British-based version of his old employer. Barclays CEO Jes Staley has reversed efforts by his predecessor to cut back the investment bank. That push has gained momentum during the pandemic. Investment banking revenue boomed. Mr. Staley got another shot in the arm when activist investor Sherborne Investors said it sold its entire 6% stake in Barclays, giving up on a yearlong activist campaign to have him focus more on the U.K. consumer bank. The British lender’s investment bankers talk about their ambition of making Barclays a top-five player globally and the dominant non-U.S.-domiciled investment bank. The top-five investment banks are all based in the U.S. Breaking into the elite group would require Barclays to oust Citigroup Inc. from fifth position.
17/7/2021
22:00
diku: Barc share price and SMA200 on course to meet...
07/7/2021
15:47
drylatt: https://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/954359/uk-banks-get-hiked-ahead-of-sector-s-dividend--freedom-day--954359.html UK banks get hiked ahead of sector's dividend 'Freedom Day' Some analysts think banks will wait until the year-end to declare special dividends Dividend forecasts and price targets for several FTSE 350 banks have been hiked by Goldman Sachs, UBS and other analysts ahead of what should be an eventful few weeks for the sector. The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority is expected to lift its cap on bank dividends next week, with the European Central Bank doing the same the week after, opening the way for the sector’s own ‘Freedom Day’ to make payouts to shareholders in the third and fourth quarters respectively. “We expect the PRA to eliminate dividend curbs on 13 July, paving the way for significant capital returns,” said UBS after upgrading earnings per share estimates for UK banks under its coverage by around 5%, largely driven by lower loan loss predictions. With the banking sector’s earnings season coming up at the end of July, several brokers were rejigging their forecasts and share price targets. UBS nudged up its price targets for Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) to 210p from 200p, Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) to 54p from 51p, and NatWest Group PLC (LON:NWG) to 214p from 205p, but cut Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) to 490p from 530p. UBS said Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) remained its ‘top pick’ among the big lenders and Virgin Money UK PLC (LON:VMUK) among the challenger banks. Goldman Sachs, meanwhile, hiked its price target for NatWest to 315p from 310p and HSBC PLC (LON:HSBA) to 600p from 585p. After a new analysis of capital levels, Citigroup suggested mid-caps OSB Group PLC (LON:OSB) and Close Brothers Group (LON:CBG) have the potential to increase investor pay-outs. For Berenberg, Barclays was the highlight, with strengthening economic outlook continues to creating more favourable conditions for the blue-eagle bank both in the UK and the US, with its investment bank arm appearing to be gaining further market share and potential for further clarity from management over cost reduction plans. Growing piles of excess capital Second-quarter results are likely to show strength in earnings driven by trading income and loan losses, the UBS analysts said, expecting confirmation of “the start of a strong recovery in activity levels”. Stabilising credit card balances and strong growth in vehicle finance should be a net positive and, while mortgage spreads are under pressure strong volumes should have completely offset that. With provisions for bad assets negligible UBS said this “[raises] the probability that UK lenders will find themselves materially overprovided against non-defaulted loans” once the PRA has confirmed the sector’s own ‘Freedom Day’. “By the time results are declared, we expect the UK regulator to have put bank boards again in charge of capital distributions,” UBS analyst Jason Napier wrote. “But our forecasts do not assume special dividends or buybacks at 2Q results. “Though all banks under coverage could afford excess capital distributions, we assume that substantial payouts will wait for FY21 announcements, pending a reduction in mobility restrictions, increased vaccination coverage, an end to furloughs, substantial start to Bounce Back Loan repayments, stress test results and full year audit processes.” However, just knowing that banks are able, should they wish, to pay out a growing pile of excess capital that stood variously at 6-27% of market cap at the end of the first quarter “should generate broader appeal for the shares, we think”. Napier and co also reckon UK domestic banks are 14% cheaper on a p/e basis than the Eurobanks, which themselves are 45% cheap to the market.
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