Analyst Ratings for Barclays PLC ADR (BCS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to Barclays PLC ADR (NYSE:BCS) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, BCS was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 3 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 5 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BCS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 13.81, implying potential capital gains of 27.87 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 9.26, which equates to a potential downside of -14.26 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 6.67 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -36.45 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -4.35 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -28.67 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BCS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 25.99 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BCS is 0.84.

BCS has a 52-week high of 12.05 and a 52-week low of 7.80. Currently the stock is 38.46 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 10.37 percent. BCS has a P/E ratio of 21.91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BCS value stock report compares BCS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BCS is $46.49 billion. BCS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.