National Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) by 0.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 14,878 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 24 shares during the period. National Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Barclays PLC were worth $159,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Barclays PLC by 50.7% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 304,051 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,220,000 after acquiring an additional 102,230 shares during the period. Brandes Investment Partners LP grew its position in Barclays PLC by 0.8% in the second quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 5,602,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $59,336,000 after acquiring an additional 43,360 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its position in Barclays PLC by 13.6% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 19,187,695 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $203,198,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300,492 shares during the period. Bellecapital International Ltd. grew its position in Barclays PLC by 10.2% in the second quarter. Bellecapital International Ltd. now owns 22,347 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $237,000 after acquiring an additional 2,072 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Barclays PLC by 9.3% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 6,136,590 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $64,986,000 after acquiring an additional 521,524 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 2.47% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Barclays PLC (NYSE BCS) opened at 10.15 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.07 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.51. Barclays PLC has a 52 week low of $8.77 and a 52 week high of $12.05. The firm’s market capitalization is $43.27 billion.

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

In other Barclays PLC news, major shareholder Plc Barclays purchased 50 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 27th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $100,000.00 per share, with a total value of $5,000,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 0.02% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

BCS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Barclays PLC in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. ValuEngine upgraded Barclays PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Barclays PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Barclays PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, BNP Paribas lowered Barclays PLC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.24.

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