Barclays Plc (NYSE:BCS) Short Interest Increased By 15.11%

April 17, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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The stock of Barclays Plc (NYSE:BCS) registered an increase of 15.11% in short interest. BCS’s total short interest was 7.30 million shares in April as published by FINRA. Its up 15.11% from 6.34M shares, reported previously. With 4.82M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their BCS’s short positions. The short interest to Barclays Plc’s float is 0.2%.

The stock decreased 0.81% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $12.23. About 1.85M shares traded. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) has risen 3.36% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.19% the S&P500.

Barclays PLC, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services and products in the United Kingdom, other European countries, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The company has market cap of $50.86 billion. The firm operates through Barclays UK and Barclays International divisions. It currently has negative earnings. It offers personal and business banking services; credit and debit cards; international banking; and private banking services, which include investment, wealth planning, and credit and specialist solutions to high net worth and ultra-high net worth clients, and family offices.

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Barclays Plc (NYSE:BCS), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Barclays Plc had 6 analyst reports since October 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was upgraded by Berenberg. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 20 by Bank of America. As per Monday, April 16, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. The stock of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) earned “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, March 8. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Investec. The stock of Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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