Shares of Barclays PLC (LON:BARC) traded up 0% on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as GBX 200.75 ($2.70) and last traded at GBX 200.60 ($2.70). 35,294,933 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 35% from the average session volume of 54,330,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 200.60 ($2.70).
Several brokerages recently issued reports on BARC. Morgan Stanley set a GBX 230 ($3.10) price target on shares of Barclays and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. UBS set a GBX 235 ($3.16) price target on shares of Barclays and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a report on Thursday, October 26th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 240 ($3.23) price target on shares of Barclays in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, cut their price target on shares of Barclays from GBX 250 ($3.36) to GBX 240 ($3.23) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the stock. Barclays presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 217.89 ($2.93).
In other news, insider Ian Cheshire acquired 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 183 ($2.46) per share, for a total transaction of £54,900 ($73,889.64). Also, insider Tristram Roberts acquired 74,869 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 192 ($2.58) per share, with a total value of £143,748.48 ($193,470.36).
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