Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) from an underperform rating to a market perform rating in a report released on Tuesday morning.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on BCS. Morgan Stanley reiterated a buy rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a sell rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a buy rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Monday, August 14th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Barclays PLC from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Barclays PLC from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Barclays PLC presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $10.24.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) traded down 1.067% on Tuesday, hitting $9.735. 1,306,259 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $10.12 and a 200-day moving average of $10.47. The stock’s market cap is $41.51 billion. Barclays PLC has a one year low of $8.87 and a one year high of $12.05.

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A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of BCS. Paloma Partners Management Co boosted its holdings in Barclays PLC by 8.9% in the 1st quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 73,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $828,000 after purchasing an additional 5,991 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new position in Barclays PLC in the 2nd quarter valued at about $110,000. Atria Investments LLC acquired a new position in Barclays PLC in the 2nd quarter valued at about $166,000. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Barclays PLC by 8.1% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC now owns 13,875 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $147,000 after purchasing an additional 1,042 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Barclays PLC by 13.6% in the 2nd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 19,187,695 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $203,198,000 after purchasing an additional 2,300,492 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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