A Primer on Barclays PLC Stock Fundamentals

More and more people are talking about Barclays PLC over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Commercial Banking stock at a price of $7.5? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Barclays PLC has moved -1.7% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 23.6%

  • BCS has an average analyst rating of underperform and is 2.6% away from its mean target price of $7.31 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $1.73

  • Barclays PLC has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.3 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $1.11 and its forward P/E ratio is 6.8

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 2.05 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Barclays PLC is part of the Finance sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 12.38 and an average P/B of 1.58

  • BCS has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -11.3% and gross profit margins of 0.0%

  • Barclays PLC provides various financial services in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company operates through two segments, Barclays UK and Barclays International divisions. It offers financial services, such as retail banking, credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management, and investment management services. The company also engages in securities dealing activities. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank Limited and changed its name to Barclays PLC in January 1985. Barclays PLC was founded in 1690 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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