Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) shares gapped down prior to trading on Thursday . The stock had previously closed at $11.12, but opened at $10.86. Barclays shares last traded at $10.68, with a volume of 5898562 shares trading hands.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Barclays from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Macquarie raised shares of Barclays from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.25.

The company has a current ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $45,508.68, a P/E ratio of -89.58, a P/E/G ratio of 0.54 and a beta of 0.95.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Park National Corp OH acquired a new position in shares of Barclays during the 3rd quarter valued at about $109,000. Well Done LLC acquired a new stake in Barclays during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $130,000. ACG Wealth acquired a new stake in Barclays during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $130,000. KCS Wealth Advisory acquired a new stake in Barclays during the 4th quarter worth approximately $148,000. Finally, Strategic Global Advisors LLC increased its position in Barclays by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Strategic Global Advisors LLC now owns 16,415 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $174,000 after purchasing an additional 94 shares in the last quarter. 2.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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