News coverage about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Barclays earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.7026599361491 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Tinder Parent Match Sues Bumble After Bid Falls Through: LIVE MARKETS BLOG (realmoney.thestreet.com)
- Barclays’ Jes Staley to meet with new activist shareholder for the first time (seekingalpha.com)
- Staley Says Barclays Is Very Focused on Shareholder Returns (finance.yahoo.com)
- Barclays (BCS) Downgraded by Investec to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Reeling Stocks: Discovery Communications, Inc., (NASDAQ: DISCA), Barclays PLC, (NYSE: BCS); – TNN (tradingnewsnow.com)
BCS has been the subject of several research reports. UBS reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Monday, November 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut shares of Barclays from an “overweight” rating to an “equal” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Barclays presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.00.
The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 5th. Investors of record on Friday, March 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.1115 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. Barclays’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -40.00%.
In related news, major shareholder Plc Barclays sold 4,019 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.07, for a total transaction of $44,490.33. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 29,627 shares of company stock valued at $300,992. 0.02% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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Barclays PLC, is a global financial services holding company. The Company is engaged in credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services. The Company’s segments include Barclays UK and Barclays International. The Barclays UK segment includes the local consumer, small business, the United Kingdom wealth and credit cards business.
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