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 analyst gave a price target of 13.81, implying potential capital gains of 27.87 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 9.26, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 6.67 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -28.67 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $46.49 billion. BCS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.