Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) shot up 0% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 178.75 ($2.35) and last traded at GBX 180.70 ($2.38). 52,661,614 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 12% from the average session volume of 47,090,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 180.70 ($2.38).
Several brokerages have issued reports on BARC. Berenberg Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a GBX 200 ($2.63) price target on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Monday, August 7th. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a GBX 240 ($3.16) price target on Barclays PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Shore Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Friday, July 28th. Investec reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 245 ($3.22) price target on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, UBS AG set a GBX 235 ($3.09) price target on Barclays PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 217.12 ($2.86).
In other news, insider Tristram Roberts purchased 74,869 shares of Barclays PLC stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 29th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 192 ($2.53) per share, for a total transaction of £143,748.48 ($189,068.10). Also, insider Matthew Lester purchased 10,000 shares of Barclays PLC stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 192 ($2.53) per share, for a total transaction of £19,200 ($25,253.19). Over the last 90 days, insiders have bought 114,869 shares of company stock worth $21,784,848.
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