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.

Several price targets were given for BCS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 13.81, implying a possible profit of 27.87 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 9.26, implying potential capital losses of -14.26 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 6.67 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -36.45 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -4.35 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BCS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 25.99 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BCS is 0.84.

In the last 52-weeks, BCS has achieved a high of 12.05 and a low of 7.80. Today's price is 38.46 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.37 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $46.49 billion. BCS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.