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 analyst gave a price target of 13.81, which equates to a potential upside of 27.87 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 9.26, implying potential capital losses of -14.26 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 6.67 percent. That number becomes -36.45 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -4.35 percent. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of BCS to grow at a rate of 25.99 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. BCS has a PEG ratio of 0.84.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BCS hit 12.05 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 7.80. Today's price is 38.46 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 10.37 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $46.49 billion. BCS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.