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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BCS. The most optimistic price target was 13.81, implying a possible profit of 27.87 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 9.26, implying a possible loss of -14.26 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 6.67 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -36.45 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

BCS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 25.99 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. Today's price is 38.46 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.37 percent below the high. BCS has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.