Media stories about Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Barclays PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.2965427611257 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Barclays PLC (BCS) traded up 0.30% during trading on Friday, hitting $10.05. 1,945,035 shares of the stock were exchanged. Barclays PLC has a 12-month low of $8.02 and a 12-month high of $12.05. The company’s market cap is $42.85 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.70 and a 200-day moving average of $10.91.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $6.46 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.22 billion. Barclays PLC had a negative net margin of 2.65% and a positive return on equity of 2.57%. On average, analysts forecast that Barclays PLC will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a None dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th will be paid a $0.051 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 9th. Barclays PLC’s payout ratio is -88.23%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on BCS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut shares of Barclays PLC from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. Morgan Stanley restated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Natixis cut shares of Barclays PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Barclays PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.09.

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In other news, major shareholder Plc Barclays sold 260 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100,000.00, for a total transaction of $26,000,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.02% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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