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Morning Alert: Barclays up 2.3% in 2 days 25 July 2017 11:22 BST

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Barclays PLC (L:BARC) extended its gains on Tuesday, rising an additional GBX4.30 (or 2.1%) to trade at GBX209.80. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today. The shares have risen GBX4.75 (or 2.3%) over the past two trading days vs. the FTSE 100 Index which has fallen 0.2% in the same period.

SECTION 1: The past week

Current indications of bullish signals that support the trend in the unusual trading

1.1 5-day Recap

Barclays outperformed the FTSE 100 index in 3 out of 5 days.

DayHeadlineClose price [GBX]Price change %Relative change %Comment
MondayBarclays increases on average volume205.50.21.2
ThursdayBarclays rises for a second consecutive day, a two-day rise of 1.5%208.20.90.2Top Rise
WednesdayBarclays increases206.30.60.1

Note

DayHeadlineClose price [GBX]Price change %Relative change %Comment
FridayBarclays underperforms 84% of the market205.05-1.5-1.0
TuesdayBarclays decreases 1.9%205.05-1.9-1.7Steepest Fall

SECTION 2: Technical indicators

Bullish:

The positive 0.33 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal (12-day minus 26-day Exponential Moving Averages). Both the 12-day and the 26-day EMA are rising - another bullish signal. In the past week, the stock's MACD has been positive every day, a reinforcing bullish signal.

The price lifted 2.3% in the last week and climbed 5.0% in the last month.

The present value of GBP1,000 invested one year ago is GBP1,431 [vs GBP1,108 for the FTSE 100 Index], including a capital gain of GBP410 and dividend reinvested of GBP21. The total return to shareholders for 1 year is 43.1%.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Price to Book of 0.6 [1.0]

Dividend yield of 1.4% [1.0%]

Overvaluation:

Return on Equity 4.0% [4.6%]

Return on Assets 0.2% [0.4%]

Note

The stock is at a discount of 20.8% to the 12-month high of GBX265.02 on 02 Dec, 2016. It is also at a premium of 46.6% to the 12-month low of GBX143.12 on 03 Aug, 2016.

Bearish:

The stock has underperformed 78% of the United Kingdom market over the past 6 months.

SECTION 3: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap $US billion46.5In Top 3%
52-week Range (in GBX)143.1-265.0
1-month Range (in GBX)197.7-213.2

SECTION 4: Earnings

Annual Report: Barclays Revenue up 4.2%

Barclays (L:BARC) reported total revenue for the year-ended 31 December 2016 of GBP14.5b ($US17.9b), up 4.2% from GBP14.0b ($US20.7b) in the previous year.

Major changes compared with previous year:

Unfavourable Changes:

- Retained earnings to total assets down 9% to 2.5%

SECTION 5: Recent News of Barclays

July 24: Barclays: Form 8.5 (EPT/NON-RI) - VANTIV INC

1. KEY INFORMATION (a) Name of exempt principal trader:

BARCLAYS CAPITAL SECURITIES LTD (b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates:

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

VANTIV INC (c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt principal trader is connected:

WORLDPAY GROUP PLC (d) Date position held/dealing undertaken:

For an opening position disclosure, state the latest practicable date prior to the disclosure

21 July 2017 (e) In addition to the company in 1(b) above, is the exempt principal trader making disclosures in respect of any other party to the offer?

If it is a cash offer or possible cash offer, state "N/A"

YES WORLDPAY GROUP PLC

2.

July 19: BARCLAYS: FORM 8 (DD) - VANTIV INC

(a) Full name of discloser: Barclays PLC. (b) Owner or controller of interest and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a): (c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose VANTIV INC relevant securities this form relates:

Source: London Stock Exchange

July 19: Barclays will appoint Non-Executive Director

Barclays will appoint Matthew Lester as Non-Executive Director. The effective date is Friday, September 01.

July 17: Barclays: Form 8 (DD) - VANTIV INC

(a) Full name of discloser: Barclays PLC. (b) Owner or controller of interest and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a): (c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose VANTIV INC relevant securities this form relates: (d) Status of person making the disclosure: CONNECTED TO THE OFFEREE (e) Date position held/dealing undertaken: 14 July 2017

July 14: Barclays: Block listing Interim Review

BLOCK LISTING SIX MONTHLY RETURN

Source: London Stock Exchange

Barclays PLC (L:BARC; LON:BARC; LN:BARC)

ISIN: GB0031348658

PermID: 4297546630

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