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Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Barclays PLC (BCS) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $7.77. The Barclays PLC has recorded 35,508 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Barclays Announces the Redemption of 21 iPath® ETNs.

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Stocks Info

Barclays PLC is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Financial sector and is a part of the Banks – Diversified industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $7.77 and fluctuated between $7.93 as its day high and $7.66 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Barclays PLC is $30.24B. A total of 13.81 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 8.36M shares.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Barclays PLC pays an annual dividend of $0.56, resulting in a dividend yield of 7.21%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.76. BCS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/23/2023 when it declared a $0.1040 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/31/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/16/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/11/2022. The BCS stock dividend was $0.2094 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BCS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $11.86 with high estimates of $14.96 and low estimates of $8.48. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BCS has a high of $9.44 and a low of $5.89.

As of this writing, BCS has an earnings estimate of $0 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 0 estimates, with a high estimate of $0 per share and a lower estimate of $0.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $22.08, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $70.21B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 22 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for BCS is Sell with a score of 4.40. A total of 12 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 8 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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