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Barclays PLC (BCS) Shares Soar Above 1-Year High

The stock price of Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) has jumped by 0.38 compared to previous close of 7.97. Despite this, the company has seen a gain of 7.82% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Market Watch reported 2023-09-14 that Money-market funds that breezed through a more than $1.6 trillion deluge of Treasury bill supply since June should make room from another big $450 billion barrage of issuance in the fourth quarter, according to Barclays.

Is It Worth Investing in Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) is above average at 4.65x. The 36-month beta value for BCS is also noteworthy at 1.39. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 8 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for BCS is $11.20, which is $1.2 above than the current price. The public float for BCS is 3.83B, and at present, short sellers hold a 0.07% of that float. The average trading volume of BCS on September 18, 2023 was 8.70M shares.

BCS’s Market Performance

The stock of Barclays PLC (BCS) has seen a 7.82% increase in the past week, with a 8.25% rise in the past month, and a 1.01% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.32%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.52% for BCS. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 6.60% for BCS’s stock, with a 1.11% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

BCS Trading at 3.21% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought BCS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -15.21% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.52%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.32%, as shares surge +7.96% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.10% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, BCS rose by +7.82%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +4.85% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $7.53. In addition, Barclays PLC saw 2.56% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Stock Fundamentals for BCS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +23.89 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Barclays PLC stands at +13.73. The total capital return value is set at 3.71, while invested capital returns managed to touch 3.11.

Based on Barclays PLC (BCS), the company’s capital structure generated 337.83 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 77.16. Total debt to assets is 12.28, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 211.46. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 48.30.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of -6.23, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at -1.20. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.85.


In summary, Barclays PLC (BCS) has had a better performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.