UK stock report - Barclays


Barclays rises 1.6% from 14-day low June 23, 2017 16:30 BST


Barclays PLC (L:BARC), the 3rd largest Bank by market cap in the United Kingdom, was up 1.6% from its 14-day low of GBX194.40 on June 23. Its Williams % R is -83.9 which suggests it is oversold, a bullish signal. Its Relative Strength Index [RSI] is 25.6. An RSI reading of between 0 and 30 suggests the stock is close to its 14-day low, which is also a bullish signal. The stock price has increased GBX1.55 (0.8%) from its last trading session of June 22 to close at GBX197.55. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which fell 15.2 points (0.2%) in the day, the relative price increase was 1.0%. The volume was 0.7 times the average daily trading volume of 51.4 million shares.



1.1 Fundamentals:

Undervaluation [compared with sector average]:

+ Price to Book of 0.6 [2.1].

1.2 Technicals:

Oversold/Bullish/Support Signals:

+ The Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 25.6 has breached the oversold line of 30, suggesting the price decrease of 5.7% in the last 14 days is unusually high.

+ The stock is oversold according to the Williams % R indicator of -83.9, suggesting the price is close to its 14-day low of GBX194.40.

1.3 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Today's TurnoverGBP75.6 million (US$95.7 million)In Top 2%
Price Change %0.8In Top Quartile



2.1 Fundamentals:

+ The relative yield of the stock, defined by its yield of 1.5%, divided by average yield of dividend yielding stocks in the FTSE 100 Index of 3.7% is 41.4%. This suggests the stock is overvalued in dividend yield terms.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 353.5 which compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 6.7% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 20% and suggests a low margin of safety.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is less than stellar at 4.0%. This is computed as net profit margin of 15.4% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 0.02 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 18.7.

2.2 Overvaluation [compared with sector average]:

+ Return on Equity 4.0% [4.6%].

+ Return on Assets 0.2% [0.4%].

+ Dividend yield of 1.5% [3.0%].

2.3 Low Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Total Debt to Equity1.8In Bottom 8%
Return on Assets [ROA] %0.2In Bottom 1%



3.1 Technicals:

+ Volume: there were 38,261,179 shares worth GBP75.6 million (US$95.7 million) traded today. In the past week, volume was 0.6 times average and the shares were down 2.8%.

+ Barclays is at a discount of 25.5% to its 12-month high of GBX265.02 on December 02, 2016. It is also at a premium of 65.5% to the 12-month low of GBX119.33 on June 27, 2016.

+ The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested one year ago in Barclays is GBP1,088, comprising a capital gain of GBP72 and dividend reinvested of GBP16.

FTSE 100 Index9959841,171

+ The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested twenty years ago in Barclays is GBP1,052, including a capital loss of GBP92 and dividend reinvested of GBP145.

+ 20 years Multiplier in GBP = 1.052x

+ Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in GBP = 0.2%

Jun 23, 2017: GBP 1 equals USD 1.27

3.2 Moving Annual Return

BARCClose (GBX)Dividends (GBX)Capital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
June 23197.5537.21.68.9
1 Yr ago184.215.5(29.4)2.1(27.3)
2 Yrs ago260.816.519.2322.2
3 Yrs ago218.785.64(7.5)2.4(5.2)
4 Yrs ago236.636.6744.14.148.2

3.3 Beta:

+ Beta: the Beta of Barclays stock is 0.5. A Beta lower than 1 suggests this is a low risk, low return stock with volatility less than that of the market.

3.4 Turnover Rate & Turnover Period:

+ The turnover rate in the 12 months to date was 71.8% (or a turnover period of 1 year 4 months). This average length of ownership of the stock at 69.5 times the average holding period of 7 days for stocks in the FTSE 100 Index suggests a larger number of core investors, making a long-term investment safer.



4.1 Global Rank [out of 47,450 stocks] and Rank in the Europe Region [out of 8,291 stocks]

DescriptionValueGlobal RankIn Eur Region
MCap (US$)42.6B29085
Total Assets (US$)1,535.7B306
Revenue (US$)30.1B432112
Net Profit (US$)2.1B45193
Return on Equity %4.021,9093,728
Net Profit Margin %15.47,3531,275
Price to Book0.65,7841,054
Yield %1.513,3672,456
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*93826,2414,517
US$* Change (1Year) %-5.627,0914,616

* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.47

Jun 23, 2017: GBP 1 equals USD 1.27

4.2 Independent Ratings

Barclays PLC was ranked 13 in the Brand Finance list of the world's 500 Valuable Banking brands by brand value in 2015; unchanged over a year from the same rank 13 in 2014. Brand Finance valued the brand at US$14,179 million and ranked it Number 13 in Europe. Most of the brand valuation was for services such as credit cards.

It was ranked 15 in SNL's list of Top 100 Banks by Total Assets in 2016; a deterioration over a year from rank 10 in 2015.

It is the 166th largest by revenue in the Forbes Global 2000.

It was ranked 367 by Newsweek and Corporate Knights Capital in the World's 500 Greenest Companies 2014. It had outstanding scores of 11.4% in Energy productivity, 9.2% in Water productivity and 7.6% in Carbon productivity.

It is the 488th largest by profit in the FT Global 500.

It is placed 438/615 in BSS News Bites' ranking of United Kingdom performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 29.



5.1 Financials Summary

Year endedDec 2016Dec 2015Dec 2014
Sales (USD B)30.330.341.8
Pretax (USD B)
Net (USD)2.1B(503.4M)(222.3M)
EPS (GBP)10.3(1.9)(0.01)

5.2 Trailing 12 Months Dividends

Trailing 12 Months ToValue (GBX)
23 Jun 20173
23 Jun 20165.5
23 Jun 20156.5
23 Jun 20145.64
23 Jun 20136.67



6.1 Activities

Barclays PLC provides various financial products and services in Europe, the United States, Africa, and Asia. It offers retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management, and investment management services. The companys products include current account and savings products, Woolwich branded mortgages, unsecured loans, protection products, general insurance, credit cards, Sharia-compliant products, installment finance and commercial property finance, commercial loans, and personal loans. It also offers money transmission, international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary, and brokerage services, as well as payment solutions and mobile banking services. In addition, the company provides fixed income, currency and commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, money markets, and credit services; equities, which include cash and equity derivatives and prime services; investment banking products and services that comprise financial advisory, and equity and debt underwriting; and advisory services. It serves individual, commercial, corporate, institutional, retail, and mass affluent customers. The company was formerly known as Barclays Bank Limited and changed its name to Barclays PLC in January 1985. Barclays PLC was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

6.2 Industry & Sector

Classification LevelName of Sector
Business SectorBanking & Investment Services
Industry GroupBanking Services
Economic SectorFinancials

6.3 Top Management

The chairman is John Mcfarlane and the chief executive officer is Jes Staley.

6.4 Issued Capital

Based on 17,030,000,000 issued shares the market capitalisation is GBP33.6 billion (US$42.6 billion).



Insider Buying and Selling

Reported Buying:

May 03: Barclays director buys

Barclays (L:BARC) director Ian Cheshire bought 50,000 shares worth GBP105,000 ($US135,671) on May 02. The purchase price was GBP2.10. The shares hit an 11-day low on the day.

Reported Selling:

May 03: Barclays director sells

Barclays (L:BARC) director Ashok Vaswani sold 650,230 shares worth GBP1,378,488 ($US1,781,144) on April 28. The selling price was GBP2.12. The shares hit a seven-day low on the day.

March 20: Barclays director sells

Barclays (L:BARC) director C. S. Venkatakrishnan sold 417,676 shares worth GBP958,984 ($US1,184,058) on March 17. The selling price was GBP2.30. The shares hit a one-month high on the day.



8.1 Latest Buzz

News DateHeadlinePublisher
Jun 22, 2017Weatherford International PLC (WFT) Upgraded to “ Overweight” at Barclays PLCBNB Daily (blog)Jun 22, 2017Market Fallers: Barclays PLC, Carnival plc, Experian plcDirectorsTalk InterviewsJun 22, 2017George Guvamatanga thwarted workers\u0026#39; bid for Barclays takeover: DocumentsNehanda RadioJun 22, 2017Tougher regulation spells headache for Lloyds Banking and Barclays says..Proactive Investors UKJun 22, 2017Black Stone Minerals, LP (BSM) Given “ Overweight” Rating at Barclays PLCThe Cerbat GemJun 22, 2017Barclays PLC (BARC.L) Needle Moving -1.55%The TimesJun 22, 2017Let\u0026#39; s Get Technical With Barclays PLC (BCS)USA Commerce Daily
Jun 21, 2017Barclays PLC (BARC.L) Moves -1.26%Ozark Times
Jun 20, 2017Barclays PLC (BCS) vs. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, (BLX) Head..BBNS
Jun 19, 2017Barclays PLC (GAZ) Seeing Increased Action in SessionConcord RegisterJun 19, 2017Tullow Oil plc (TLW) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Barclays PLCSports PerspectivesJun 19, 2017Investor\u0026#39; s Alert on Worth Watching Stocks : Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS..Stocks In Focus (press release)Jun 19, 2017Barclays PLC (BCS) Downgraded by BidaskClubTranscript Daily

8.2 Corporate Wire

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June 20: SFO charges Barclays

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June 01: Barclays: Placing of 286m ord shares in BAGL

Contact: 44-20-71161000

Physical Address: 1 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom

State/Province/Country: United Kingdom

Country of Incorporation: United Kingdom

Exchange: London Stock Exchange

ISIN: GB0031348658


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