Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Barclays Plc LSE:BARC London Ordinary Share GB0031348658 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.06 -2.66% 148.80 44,861,784 16:35:03
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
148.74 148.80 154.04 146.80 151.88
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Banks 21,632.00 4,357.00 14.30 10.4 25,818
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:39:32 O 109,665 152.739 GBX

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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 152.86p.
Barclays Plc has a 4 week average price of 135.60p and a 12 week average price of 101.18p.
The 1 year high share price is 184p while the 1 year low share price is currently 73.04p.
There are currently 17,350,846,612 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 75,174,955 shares. The market capitalisation of Barclays Plc is £25,818,059,758.66.
bernie37: Right now, Barclays shares are trading at a price-to-book (P/B) ratio of around 0.3. Lloyds shares are trading at a P/B of approximately 0.40. This might have been acceptable at the beginning of the pandemic as both businesses were reporting losses. Generally, if a company is losing money, that implies it’s shrinking. Therefore, it doesn’t make sense to pay the book value or more for the equity. As such, at the beginning of the pandemic, a P/B ratio of less than one for both organisations would have been acceptable. However, over the past 12 months, both Barclays and Lloyds have shown that the pandemic’s impact on their operations has been relatively limited. Both lenders reported significant losses in the first half of 2020. But by the third quarter, the lenders had moved back into the black. Lloyds reported a pre-tax profit of £1bn in the third quarter. Barclays reported a net profit of £611m. Neither company has registered fourth-quarter results yet, but I believe it’s highly likely both groups will report a profit for the period. On that basis, I think the shares look cheap from a valuation perspective. If Barclays and Lloyds shares returned to a P/B of 1, that would produce a return of more than 100% on the current share price. What’s more, in the past few weeks, regulators changed their stance on bank dividends. They’re now allowing lenders to resume dividend payouts at an appropriate level. This suggests Barclays and Lloyds shares will become income investments once again in 2021. Both have plenty of capital to cover any additional losses as well as pay shareholders a steady dividend. That’s another reason why I think the companies could be profitable acquisitions at current levels.
manics: reidy66: Covid isn't political, and you proactively suggested that today's Covid macro would influence the BARC share price, in that you said it would make it fall.You can't say that, and then say you don't want to "get into it". You, BARC, the market are already in it!
bernie37: According to media reports, some progress has been made. For example, the EU is said to be backing down from imposing lighting tariffs if the UK reneges on key parts of the agreement. Why does Brexit matter for Barclays? Barclays is one of the biggest banks in the UK and its Barclaycard has a substantial market share. Therefore, a no-deal Brexit would be negative for the overall British economy, which would have an impact on Barclays share price and its earnings. In addition, a no-deal Brexit would push the Bank of England (BOE) to implement negative interest rates for the first time on record. That would affect the bank’s earnings because it depends a lot on interest income. What next for Barclays share price? On the daily chart, we see that Barclays share price has been in consolidation in the past few days. After reaching a multi-month high of 152.22 in November, the price has been moving sideways. It also formed a double-bottom pattern at 133.20 and is slightly below the 61.8% Fibonacci Therefore, in the near term, I suspect that BARC shares will continue rallying as bulls aim for the high of 152.22. However, a move below the support at 133.20 will invalidate this prediction.
stonedyou: Broker tips: Barclays, Standard Chartered, Virgin Money, Redrow, Crest Nicholson, Bellway, Shell Deutsche Bank increased its share price targets for the UK's banks and named Barclays, Standard Chartered and Virgin Money as its top picks with a wave of bad loans looming. UK banks will struggle to make efficiency gains in 2021 because of the cost of collecting a surge in non-performing loans and Covid bounceback loan expenses, Deutsche analyst Robert Noble said. The German bank added that this environment would have varying effects on banks' results. "Barclays, Standard Chartered and Virgin Money are more prescriptive and conservative on guidance and need little by way of efficiency gains to avoid forecast downgrades," Noble said, adding that consensus expectations at rivals appeared "more difficult to achieve". Noble recommended buying Barclays shares and upgraded his price target to 165.0p from 135.0p and also kept his 'buy' rating on Virgin Money, raising his price target to 150.0p from 105.0p. He also upgraded Standard Chartered to 'hold' and increased his share-price target on the stock to 480.0p from 415.0p.
bernie37: These value shares offer plenty of upside in my opinion IAG is a recovery play on Covid-19. If the vaccines work and more positive data comes through then the share price could well jump from its low starting point. That’s what happened after the first Pfizer vaccine announcement. I think there is, of course, a risk that if vaccine data isn’t good, the share price could give up its recent gains and slump. For me, it’s a risk worth taking. It’s hard to time the market. That’s why I’ve waited till very recently to buy into IAG and only put a relatively small amount on the line with it. I may add to my stake if the shares gain some momentum. To me, the airline is well run, likely to survive the pandemic and come out the other side stronger as a result as weaker rivals folding. Even in relatively good economic conditions, air travel is a tricky industry, so it’s likely only the most robust will come through this tough period. I fully expect IAG to be one of the survivors. Another UK bank with a cheap share price Banks are another cheap industry. Barclays (LSE: BARC) is a cheap share I might well look to add. Even after a recent small bounce in the share price the shares still trade on a price-to-earnings multiple below 10. They’re well down on where they finished 2019 so there’s plenty of room for growth. The bank seems in good shape. Barclays’ CET ratio — a key measure of banking capitalisation — now stands at 14.6%, up from 13.8% at the start of the year. It’s 3% above the regulatory minimum. In the third quarter, net interest income fell only 16% to £2.1bn. By most other measures the performance of the bank didn’t indicate big struggles ahead. This is why I believe the dividend might be bought back, which would likely boost the share price. When the shares combine value and income, along with recovery potential, I’ll definitely be interested in buying. This will sit alongside my stake in another UK bank, Lloyds Banking Group. Overall, regardless of whether value outperforms growth or vice versa, for long-term investors there are plenty of good companies in the UK. Many are trading cheaply. That’s a good thing if you’re a buyer like me.
bernie37: Barclays is also undervalued Compared with Lloyds, Barclays (LSE: BARC) and its cheap shares have done somewhat better, relatively speaking. Over the past 12 months, Barclays stock is ‘only’ the 77th-worst performer in the FTSE 100. Today, the Barclays share price is 137.68p, falling a more modest 18.6% over one year. At their 52-week peak, Barclays shares hit a high of 192.99p on 16 December 2019. However, at their 52-week low during the March meltdown, they closed at a crazy 73.04p. Nevertheless, Barclays has struggled in late 2020, with its share price crashing to 91.55p on 25 September. Happily, it’s now more than half (50.4%) ahead of this low. So, why am I still a fan of Barclays today? First, like Lloyds, Barclays is big. It has 24 million customers and a market value of £24.1bn. Second, Barclays put aside £3.7bn in loss provisions for the first six months of 2020. Again, this estimate could be too high, with released reserves flowing back to Barclay’s balance sheet. Third, Barclays owns a profitable and successful investment bank, which generated £1bn of pre-tax profit in the third quarter of 2020. Fourth, Barclays owns the eponymous Barclaycard, the UK’s largest credit-card issuer with 10 million cardholders. When the economy stabilises and consumers start spending and borrowing again, Barclaycard will be a primary beneficiary. Lastly, Barclays’ dividend will also return in 2021, helping to underpin its stock. That’s why I’d buy these cheap
stonedyou: Lloyds The Lloyds share price fell by 45% between 20 February and 23 March, from 57p to 31p. Unlike the interesting pathways taken by other bank stocks in the following nine months, Lloyds has been quite consistent, with its share price rising slightly in the last few weeks only to end up exactly where it was at the peak of the stock market crash. On one hand, my colleague Johnathan Smith’s suggestion that “some investors may have got a little ahead of themselves on the vaccine news“, implies that this rise is somewhat unwarranted. On the other, like Barclays, Lloyds’ had hopeful Q3 results – a CET1 ratio of 15.2% and profits of around £1bn. As with the two bank stocks mentioned above, this shows both the positives and negatives of an investment in Lloyds. But is the potential for growth worth the risk? To answer that question, I’d say no. Not really, anyway. If I was looking for safety, I’d avoid Lloyds and HSBC altogether, and choose Barclays. Not only does it seem to have the best hope for a strong recovery in 2021, but it seems like the most likely to restart healthy dividend payments. The post Should I buy these major bank stocks? appeared first on The Motley Fool UK.
stonedyou: Barclays Of these three bank stocks, Barclays was hit hardest by March’s stock market crash. Between 20 February and 18 March, its share price fell rapidly by 54% from 181p to just 83p. This seems concerning, but the bank has made strides towards recovery. Its share price has risen by 61%, and at the time of writing, sits at 134p. This recovery is partially thanks to news of a potential coronavirus vaccine, which boosted the entire stock market. But there have also been a few positive developments within the group itself. Its Q3 results were much better than expected. It remains profitable, achieving a pre-tax profit of £2.4bn, while its CET1 ratio (a measure of liquidity) is currently 14.6%. Beyond that, the forecast for 2021 is looking positive – it should start paying out dividends at a yield of above 4% once more. Fellow Fool Cliff D’Arcy agrees that, as it stands, it is undervalued.
forcemode: Manics....where do you see the BARC share price in the near future? TIA
bernie37: Bloomberg Opinion) -- The Covid-19 pandemic has been very good to Wall Street. Central banks and governments have shored up companies and markets, bolstering securities firms’ trading revenues to unprecedented levels. Nowhere has the bonanza been more consequential perhaps than at Britain’s Barclays Plc, vindicating Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley’s strategy of sticking with investment banking and buying him time in the job. The boon may not last, however. Barclays on Friday said income from trading rose 29% to 1.6 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) in the third quarter — a surge that beat the average of Wall Street peers. The U.K. firm posted its best third quarter in buying and selling securities. Overall, it posted pretax profit of 1.1 billion pounds, ahead of analyst estimates. Provisions in the three months through September 2020 were lower than expected. By some measures, Barclays is emerging from this stage of the pandemic stronger than when it went in. The bank has its highest ever capital and liquidity positions after creating a pot of 9.6 billion pounds of reserves for potential credit losses from the Covid-19 recession. Barclays has one of the healthiest balance sheets in its “modern history,” Staley said. The sharp increase in securities revenue has helped the bank weather the hit from the economic contraction in the U.K. and the U.S. — markets where it has sizeable unsecured credit businesses. A less diversified Barclays may not have remained profitable. And the bank is chipping away at the business of its investment banking rivals. Barclays estimates that it increased its share of trading activity among the biggest firms to about 5.1% in the first half, up from 3.6% in 2017. While some of its large U.S. peers are also growing (more slowly), its European rivals have been retreating from this business. Hanging on to that market share will help once trading activity normalizes. But this boom in buying and selling stocks and bonds won’t last forever. Staley has had an element of good fortune in how the pandemic has benefited his investment bank, an area in which he’s keen to keep investing. But will things still look the same way once trading returns to its pre-Covid levels? Shareholder activist Edward Bramson has called on Barclays to shrink its trading activities and focus on extracting more revenue from its corporate customers. In fairness, Staley is keen to invest in corporate banking, too, recognizing the bank’s weaknesses. Asked about the longer-term outlook for trading, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon said recently that the total pool of assets has grown, pointing to higher revenue for those who buy and sell them. He added that future revenues may as a result be better than previous years, but we “just don’t know.” Another senior banker told me 2021 may be only marginally better than 2019. Last year, returns at the Barclays investment bank were a drag on the group. Staley said on Friday that it would be nice to be the CEO in “kinder winds,” after tackling the impact of the coronavirus and the firm’s restructuring. The trouble with trading is that sometimes it blows in the wrong direction. This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners. Elisa Martinuzzi is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering finance. She is a former managing editor for European finance at Bloomberg News.
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