Barclays Bank PLC

BCS-N

NYSE:BCS

6.27
0.32 (5.38%)
Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.
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September 27, 2019
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.
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September 27, 2019
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.
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August 21, 2019
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.
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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.
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May 7, 2019
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.
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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.
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February 22, 2019
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.
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February 22, 2019
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.
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BUY
February 13, 2019
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.
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February 13, 2019
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.
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January 31, 2019
Trading for half its tangible book value reflecting the European banking sector. He prefers Goldman Sachs (GS-N) on the investment bank side.
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January 31, 2019
Trading for half its tangible book value reflecting the European banking sector. He prefers Goldman Sachs (GS-N) on the investment bank side.
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October 11, 2018

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.

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October 11, 2018

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.

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September 5, 2018

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.

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September 5, 2018

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.

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April 10, 2018

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.

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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.

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DON'T BUY
October 23, 2017

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.

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October 23, 2017

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.

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DON'T BUY
April 6, 2017

Largely speaking, European equities and banks look interesting, but he would probably avoid some of the UK banks. The chart shows this flat lining, a lot of uncertainty surrounding this name in terms of what will happen with BREXIT. If you own, you might want to hold it for a little bit longer, but he wouldn’t add at this point.

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Largely speaking, European equities and banks look interesting, but he would probably avoid some of the UK banks. The chart shows this flat lining, a lot of uncertainty surrounding this name in terms of what will happen with BREXIT. If you own, you might want to hold it for a little bit longer, but he wouldn’t add at this point.

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COMMENT
January 27, 2017

Lloyds (LLOY-LN) and/or Barclays (BCS-N)? Some of the European banks will generally follow the US banks up a couple of years later. When the US went into Armageddon, they lowered rates and exported capital, and that caused rates globally to go down. The Europeans with the UK raised rates within a year. So, he thinks this will be the same, but if the US starts to raise rates aggressively, that could speed up the process where higher interest rates in Europe make sense. This one has a little more international exposure. He would consider looking at Banco Santander (SAN-N), which survived relatively well during the crisis.

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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
January 27, 2017

Lloyds (LLOY-LN) and/or Barclays (BCS-N)? Some of the European banks will generally follow the US banks up a couple of years later. When the US went into Armageddon, they lowered rates and exported capital, and that caused rates globally to go down. The Europeans with the UK raised rates within a year. So, he thinks this will be the same, but if the US starts to raise rates aggressively, that could speed up the process where higher interest rates in Europe make sense. This one has a little more international exposure. He would consider looking at Banco Santander (SAN-N), which survived relatively well during the crisis.

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November 24, 2016

A lot of European banks are suffering between regulatory problems and the US. They never really repaired themselves post the financial crisis, unlike the US banks. He would tread carefully. On the whole, with 1 or 2 exceptions, he prefers US banks. They have gotten rid of all their regulatory issues a long time ago. (See Top Picks.)

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November 24, 2016

A lot of European banks are suffering between regulatory problems and the US. They never really repaired themselves post the financial crisis, unlike the US banks. He would tread carefully. On the whole, with 1 or 2 exceptions, he prefers US banks. They have gotten rid of all their regulatory issues a long time ago. (See Top Picks.)

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SELL
October 19, 2016

The difficulty with buying things before BREXIT is that you were buying it with a pound that was at its highest level in 18 months. It is up 15% post BREXIT because 75% of its revenues are from outside the UK, and it benefits from the weaker pound. However, the banks are really not a place you want to be if the UK housing market starts to pull back.

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October 19, 2016

The difficulty with buying things before BREXIT is that you were buying it with a pound that was at its highest level in 18 months. It is up 15% post BREXIT because 75% of its revenues are from outside the UK, and it benefits from the weaker pound. However, the banks are really not a place you want to be if the UK housing market starts to pull back.

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August 4, 2016

Heavily investment banking related and mostly on the fixed income side, which is a tough environment for fixed income. If he were going to buy a bank in the UK, he would be looking to buy Lloyds (LYG-N), a much more retail oriented bank. Retail in the UK will do fine.

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Heavily investment banking related and mostly on the fixed income side, which is a tough environment for fixed income. If he were going to buy a bank in the UK, he would be looking to buy Lloyds (LYG-N), a much more retail oriented bank. Retail in the UK will do fine.

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July 28, 2016

(Market Call Minute) Prefers UK REITs to UK Banks at this point in the cycle. The UK is ready to lower rates to stimulate the economy.

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(Market Call Minute) Prefers UK REITs to UK Banks at this point in the cycle. The UK is ready to lower rates to stimulate the economy.

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PAST TOP PICK
June 16, 2016

(A top Pick July 8/15. Down 40.54%.) Sold this a while ago. Had liked it because he felt they were going in a certain direction about reducing their investment bank and cutting back on certain areas. Then there was a big CEO change, there was just too much turmoil.

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(A top Pick July 8/15. Down 40.54%.) Sold this a while ago. Had liked it because he felt they were going in a certain direction about reducing their investment bank and cutting back on certain areas. Then there was a big CEO change, there was just too much turmoil.

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COMMENT
March 21, 2016

A UK based bank, and is being caught up in all the problems in Europe, especially in the downdraft that happened last month with Deutsche Bank. This bank is going through a lot of restructuring, and at some point will stabilize itself. They need to decide whether they want to be an investment bank or not. He would rather wait until that is over.

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A UK based bank, and is being caught up in all the problems in Europe, especially in the downdraft that happened last month with Deutsche Bank. This bank is going through a lot of restructuring, and at some point will stabilize itself. They need to decide whether they want to be an investment bank or not. He would rather wait until that is over.

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COMMENT
February 11, 2016

Primarily a UK retail bank with credit card businesses and wealth management and a global investment bank. Feels the global investment bank, especially on the fixed income side, which was their primary business before they bought Lehman Brothers, is having a really difficult time and they’ve had to cut back on that. It has taken away from the earnings on the retail side. The bank is restructuring and he felt the banking industry was getting a little bit more difficult, so he sold his position. Trading well below BV.

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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
February 11, 2016

Primarily a UK retail bank with credit card businesses and wealth management and a global investment bank. Feels the global investment bank, especially on the fixed income side, which was their primary business before they bought Lehman Brothers, is having a really difficult time and they’ve had to cut back on that. It has taken away from the earnings on the retail side. The bank is restructuring and he felt the banking industry was getting a little bit more difficult, so he sold his position. Trading well below BV.

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November 9, 2015

(A Top Pick Oct 30/14. Up 1.67%.) Got rid of their CEO and brought in a new one. Returns have been very low and the stock price is very poor. Have some really great assets including a great retail business in the UK, a great card business, a good African banking business and a great investment banking business, which is using a lot of their capital and they had to downsize it.

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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
November 9, 2015

(A Top Pick Oct 30/14. Up 1.67%.) Got rid of their CEO and brought in a new one. Returns have been very low and the stock price is very poor. Have some really great assets including a great retail business in the UK, a great card business, a good African banking business and a great investment banking business, which is using a lot of their capital and they had to downsize it.

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TOP PICK
October 2, 2015

It has been reasonably flat and has a decent dividend yield. The challenge with Canadian banks is the book value. With the fortification of BCS-N’s balance sheet he feels it is in much better shape. What he likes is that it stacks up well in terms of it’s discount. He likes the European footprint.

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It has been reasonably flat and has a decent dividend yield. The challenge with Canadian banks is the book value. With the fortification of BCS-N’s balance sheet he feels it is in much better shape. What he likes is that it stacks up well in terms of it’s discount. He likes the European footprint.

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PAST TOP PICK
October 1, 2015

(Top Pick Sep 24/14, Up 1.70%) He likes it because he thought the new management would restructure the business. Another change in management should now push along the restructuring much faster. They have good franchises.

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(Top Pick Sep 24/14, Up 1.70%) He likes it because he thought the new management would restructure the business. Another change in management should now push along the restructuring much faster. They have good franchises.

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August 20, 2015

(A Top Pick Aug 14/14. Up 14.95%.) People disliked the stock, but they have some very important franchises. A great retail bank in the UK, good presence in Africa, great credit card business and a reasonable asset management business. They bought Lehmans Investment Bank, and that is the big issue with this company. There are a lot of capital issues that they face, but they are changing that and that is where the upside is.

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(A Top Pick Aug 14/14. Up 14.95%.) People disliked the stock, but they have some very important franchises. A great retail bank in the UK, good presence in Africa, great credit card business and a reasonable asset management business. They bought Lehmans Investment Bank, and that is the big issue with this company. There are a lot of capital issues that they face, but they are changing that and that is where the upside is.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 8, 2015

Not an expensive stock. .7 times book value. Their problem is that it has been too beauracratic, they are moving away from that. Have a great franchise in retail, cars, and Africa. They will continue to do well.

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Not an expensive stock. .7 times book value. Their problem is that it has been too beauracratic, they are moving away from that. Have a great franchise in retail, cars, and Africa. They will continue to do well.

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HOLD
February 3, 2015

Thinks interest rates will rise in the US 1st, followed by the UK. If we see interest rates rise within 6-18 months in the US, he thinks the UK will be at least 18 months behind. UK economy is strengthening quite nicely, so continental Europe will be behind that. The big catalyst will be higher interest rates. Also, the government still has an interest in it. At these levels it is fine.

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February 3, 2015

Thinks interest rates will rise in the US 1st, followed by the UK. If we see interest rates rise within 6-18 months in the US, he thinks the UK will be at least 18 months behind. UK economy is strengthening quite nicely, so continental Europe will be behind that. The big catalyst will be higher interest rates. Also, the government still has an interest in it. At these levels it is fine.

BUY
BUY
December 31, 2014

Fixed income takes up a lot of their capital so they are moving to reducing it. They are looking at their core banking franchise and looking at global customers. Great retail franchise and a great card business plus a great wealth management business. This all helps them to do very well. It is under restructuring but if you buy it here it will do well over the next 2-3 years.

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December 31, 2014

Fixed income takes up a lot of their capital so they are moving to reducing it. They are looking at their core banking franchise and looking at global customers. Great retail franchise and a great card business plus a great wealth management business. This all helps them to do very well. It is under restructuring but if you buy it here it will do well over the next 2-3 years.

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TOP PICK
October 30, 2014

Stock has been pushed down because of issues, that they will solve like a lot of the other banks did. Have a great retail franchise in the UK. Had a retail franchise in Europe which was poor, so they are getting out of those. Barclays credit card, although down, is a great asset to have. They have asset management. Also, have the investment bank, which has been their big problem. Had bought Lehman Brothers out of bankruptcy. Also, were very large in the fixed income side, which takes up a lot of capital. They are fixing those problems.

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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
October 30, 2014

Stock has been pushed down because of issues, that they will solve like a lot of the other banks did. Have a great retail franchise in the UK. Had a retail franchise in Europe which was poor, so they are getting out of those. Barclays credit card, although down, is a great asset to have. They have asset management. Also, have the investment bank, which has been their big problem. Had bought Lehman Brothers out of bankruptcy. Also, were very large in the fixed income side, which takes up a lot of capital. They are fixing those problems.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 24, 2014

Bought Leman Brothers. They are now a very substantial investment bank. It is a great franchise in the UK and they have a great wealth management business. They are going to be a smaller investment bank so their cost structure will go down. Their Barkley’s card is quite strong.

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September 24, 2014

Bought Leman Brothers. They are now a very substantial investment bank. It is a great franchise in the UK and they have a great wealth management business. They are going to be a smaller investment bank so their cost structure will go down. Their Barkley’s card is quite strong.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
August 14, 2014

Trades at about 0.6X Book and will be trading at about 7 or 8 times next year’s earnings. In their last earnings, their personal and commercial business was up a fair bit. They bought Lehman Brothers and took a lot of the fixed income business and put it into what they call a “bad bank” and are slowly disposing of it. They are really going back to their traditional retail business. They’re going to keep the investment bank, but are going to be a much more smaller bank giving a better return on equity.

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Trades at about 0.6X Book and will be trading at about 7 or 8 times next year’s earnings. In their last earnings, their personal and commercial business was up a fair bit. They bought Lehman Brothers and took a lot of the fixed income business and put it into what they call a “bad bank” and are slowly disposing of it. They are really going back to their traditional retail business. They’re going to keep the investment bank, but are going to be a much more smaller bank giving a better return on equity.

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DON'T BUY
June 26, 2014

This is very, very negative. One thing that is nice is that it opened up at one price and closed slightly higher. It is almost impossible to tell where it is going to go.

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This is very, very negative. One thing that is nice is that it opened up at one price and closed slightly higher. It is almost impossible to tell where it is going to go.

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Barclays Bank PLC(BCS-N) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 0

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 1

Total Signals / Votes : 1

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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

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In the last year, 1 stock analyst published opinions about BCS-N. 0 analyst 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.

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On 2020-06-03, Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N) stock closed at a price of $6.27.