Advertising
Showing 1 to 15 of 106 entries

Unlock Panic-Proof Portfolio and Top Stock Picks

Become a member Or, Sign In
PAST TOP PICK
(A Top Pick Oct 07/21, Up 1%)Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Our PAST TOP PICK with BCS is progressing well. We now recommend trailing up the stop (from $8.25) to $9.50.
banks
SELL
He sold Barclay's because the loan business is slowing, maybe caused by Brexit, and this will harm ROE, which he pegs at 8% vs. the industry's 10%. At least, Barclay's gives investors exposure to international markets. He sees better opportunities elsewhere.
banks

Unlock Panic-Proof Portfolio and Top Stock Picks

Become a member Or, Sign In
TOP PICK
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O’Reilly We reiterate BCS as a TOP PICK. The UK top ranked retail bank is well diversified across personal, corporate, investment banking, credit and wealth management. It trades at 7x earnings compared to peers at 14x and it trades below book value. It has a small dividend, backed by a payout ratio of 50% of cashflow and it is building its cash reserve holdings. We would buy this with a stop loss at $9.25 looking to achieve $12.50 -- upside potential over 16%. Yield 2.05% (Analysts’ price target is $12.46)
banks

Unlock Panic-Proof Portfolio and Top Stock Picks

Become a member Or, Sign In
TOP PICK
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly BCS is one of the UK's top retail banks and is well diversified across personal, corporate, investment banking, credit and wealth management. It trades at 6x earnings compared to peers at 12x. With a good earnings outlook, its PEG ratio is only 0.18 and it trades below book value. It has a small dividend, backed by a payout ratio of only 10% of cashflow and it is building its cash reserve holdings. We would buy this with a stop loss at $8.25 looking to achieve $12.50 -- upside potential over 25%. Yield 0.61% (Analysts’ price target is $12.54)
banks
WEAK BUY

Best European bank? European banking is difficult, given negative interest rates. Best in class is Barclay's for its investing banking business or Lloyd's Banking. There should be more consolidation here, but it's difficult in Europe (look at ATD'B trying to buy Carrefour this month).

banks
COMMENT
British banks have been hit badly due to negative sentiment for Brexit. Barclay has had management issues and we've seen political in-fighting. Would prefer Lloyd's. As long as there is Brexit uncertainty, this will be volatile.
banks
DON'T BUY
More focused in London, but also in the Eurozone, where there is a negative interest rate. There could be more downside on the pound if there is a hard Brexit. Would look into U.S. banks.
banks
COMMENT
Barclays vs. Deutsche Bank He prefers Deutsche Bank, because it trades at a much lower valuation. Both trade at a fraction of their book value. Deutsche Bank has turned a corner with cost-cutting, though Barclays pays a better dividend. He likes European banks because they've been so beaten down and are trading at a fraction of valuation of the US banks. This is a pivotal year for Deutsche Bank and it should enjoy a big earnings bump.
banks
DON'T BUY
He thinks the UK Brexit situation will likely keep interest rates from rising, which will supportive to the market. He would prefer other names. He would stay away from BCS-N until they show better recovery in earnings.
banks
BUY
Deustche Bank vs. Barclay's DB is poorly run; he much prefers Barclay's. DB has gone though massive restructuring with many difficulties, still is. They've had a poorly run retail banking business. With their investment bank, they've bought a lot of things without integrating their technology. So, after the 2008 crash, things got very difficult for DB. A lot of their business was in fixed income where a lot of capital is used. Barclay's is in a much better position. They bought Lehman Brothers; has a great retail business; great credit card and superb investment bank businesses. It's run by an ex-JP Morgan buy. DB is a trade at best, while Barclay's will see growth for a while.
banks
COMMENT
Trading for half its tangible book value reflecting the European banking sector. He prefers Goldman Sachs (GS-N) on the investment bank side.
banks
COMMENT

Likes it. They bought Lehman, which had investment banking but was really a bond house, so Dodd-Frank caused a lot of capital issues and restrictions. New management is doing a good job by sticking with investment banking and have a great retail franchise in the UK, and they exited businesses around the world that didn't work out. They're going all the right things, though Brexit creates uncertainty. Great credit card business. It will do well, but have to get past Brexit early next year.

banks
DON'T BUY

He owns other European banks instead. It has 25% of the business in Spain. With interest rates low, it could be poised for a good future once the yield curve normalizes.

banks
DON'T BUY

He compared it to Deutsche Bank, which he also does not recommend. He thinks they rely on lines of business that will do worse in the future. They were a leading distributor and manufacturer of mortgage-backed securities. “We’re really talking here about Lehman Brothers.” The way the MBS works, conforming MBS doesn’t offer much margin. Subprime and Alt-A were so important because they attract a lot of margin, but those are now out of the mix. He likes the people who work at Barclays, but he would rather put his money in JP Morgan. All the non-American banks are subject to base erosion tax, which raises their costs. JP Morgan and other American banks are not. Brexit also puts the larger American banks into a good position to take share in the European market.

banks
DON'T BUY

Prefers Deutsche Bank (DB-N) because it is so much cheaper. Barclays has a whole bunch of other issues on its own. It has had some management issues over the years. Thinks you are best looking elsewhere.

banks
Showing 1 to 15 of 106 entries

Barclays Bank PLC(BCS-N) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 2

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 3

Stockchase rating for Barclays Bank PLC is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Barclays Bank PLC(BCS-N) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Barclays Bank PLC stock symbol?

Barclays Bank PLC is a American stock, trading under the symbol BCS-N on the New York Stock Exchange (BCS). It is usually referred to as NYSE:BCS or BCS-N

Is Barclays Bank PLC a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 3 stock analysts published opinions about BCS-N. 2 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 1 analyst recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is . Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Barclays Bank PLC.

Is Barclays Bank PLC a good investment or a top pick?

Barclays Bank PLC was recommended as a Top Pick by on . Read the latest stock experts ratings for Barclays Bank PLC.

Why is Barclays Bank PLC stock dropping?

Earnings reports or recent company news can cause the stock price to drop. Read stock experts’ recommendations for help on deciding if you should buy, sell or hold the stock.

Is Barclays Bank PLC worth watching?

3 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Barclays Bank PLC In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Barclays Bank PLC stock price?

On 2022-01-26, Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N) stock closed at a price of $11.04.