Media headlines about Barclays (NYSE:BCS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barclays earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.7710600225474 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Barclays (NYSE BCS) traded up $0.28 on Wednesday, reaching $11.13. 5,199,869 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,024,406. The company has a quick ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.78. The company has a market capitalization of $45,560.00, a PE ratio of -90.42, a P/E/G ratio of 0.56 and a beta of 0.89. Barclays has a twelve month low of $9.29 and a twelve month high of $12.02.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on BCS. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a report on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Barclays from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Barclays from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods cut shares of Barclays from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.25.

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Barclays Company Profile

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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