Barclays Bank PLC

BCS-N

NYSE:BCS

9.12
0.14 (1.51%)
Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 30, 2009
Sold his holdings at few months ago. UK government was offering to rescue UK banks. This bank rejected the offer and when after a very dilutive deal with mid-east investors and he felt they were not working in the best interests of the shareholders. Now putting their iShares business up for sale, which is ludicrous.
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Sold his holdings at few months ago. UK government was offering to rescue UK banks. This bank rejected the offer and when after a very dilutive deal with mid-east investors and he felt they were not working in the best interests of the shareholders. Now putting their iShares business up for sale, which is ludicrous.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
March 3, 2009
Managed by and large to avoid a lot of the news flow that has gone on but it is so difficult to tell exactly what is on banks’ balance sheets. The whole notion of creeping nationalization has been prevalent in Britain but it doesn't look like this one will get caught up in that. Investment in any financial at this stage is a bigger gamble than people may realize.
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Managed by and large to avoid a lot of the news flow that has gone on but it is so difficult to tell exactly what is on banks’ balance sheets. The whole notion of creeping nationalization has been prevalent in Britain but it doesn't look like this one will get caught up in that. Investment in any financial at this stage is a bigger gamble than people may realize.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 15, 2008
Got caught in a number of bad investments. Also chose to ignore the bailout by the British government and diluted their shareholders by going to mid-eastern investors.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
December 15, 2008
Got caught in a number of bad investments. Also chose to ignore the bailout by the British government and diluted their shareholders by going to mid-eastern investors.
SELL
SELL
December 12, 2008
The biggest problem here is that when the British government was about to throw a lifeline to the British banks they said no because the CEO did not want his salary reduced. Have had to recapitalize and this will not help earnings for a long time.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
December 12, 2008
The biggest problem here is that when the British government was about to throw a lifeline to the British banks they said no because the CEO did not want his salary reduced. Have had to recapitalize and this will not help earnings for a long time.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 10, 2008
(Market Call Minute.) Little perilous right now. Will probably not use the Bank of England's facilities but will come out with an equity issue instead.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
December 10, 2008
(Market Call Minute.) Little perilous right now. Will probably not use the Bank of England's facilities but will come out with an equity issue instead.
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November 4, 2008
Always a challenge given its ADR. Prefers to buy companies in the actual exchanges and hedge up the currency risk himself. Financial services have been a really tough place. Stock looks identical to 30 other US banking stocks. If you believe there will be a government bailout, it is probably a good entry point. He is currently underweight financials.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
November 4, 2008
Always a challenge given its ADR. Prefers to buy companies in the actual exchanges and hedge up the currency risk himself. Financial services have been a really tough place. Stock looks identical to 30 other US banking stocks. If you believe there will be a government bailout, it is probably a good entry point. He is currently underweight financials.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 16, 2008
Picking up the dealer/broker business of Lehman Brothers (LEH-N). This will be good for them in the long run but their valuation is not in the greatest shape financially.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
September 16, 2008
Picking up the dealer/broker business of Lehman Brothers (LEH-N). This will be good for them in the long run but their valuation is not in the greatest shape financially.
SELL
SELL
July 4, 2008
From a quality standpoint, this bank has problems. Dividend will not be able to be held at 15.5%. Things will continue to be pretty iffy.
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From a quality standpoint, this bank has problems. Dividend will not be able to be held at 15.5%. Things will continue to be pretty iffy.
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COMMENT
June 24, 2008
Feels it may be getting near a point where he can buy more. He doesn't usually average down. Roughly 11% dividend.
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Feels it may be getting near a point where he can buy more. He doesn't usually average down. Roughly 11% dividend.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
June 9, 2008
Difficult to make an assessment of what its true value is. In the midst of an acquisition and are still figuring on how to fund it.
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Difficult to make an assessment of what its true value is. In the midst of an acquisition and are still figuring on how to fund it.
BUY
BUY
May 28, 2008
Global banking and the biggest player in ETFs and fund management. Have taken some hits as far as owning bad paper. 11.5% dividend, which may be suspect.
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Global banking and the biggest player in ETFs and fund management. Have taken some hits as far as owning bad paper. 11.5% dividend, which may be suspect.
SELL
SELL
May 8, 2008
Being impacted by the credit markets. The UK is a bit of a rough market to be in. They don't have direct lending in terms of sub prime but have had some recessionary clues in terms of that market. Use any type of strength to lighten up and diversify into other sectors or a different geography.
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Being impacted by the credit markets. The UK is a bit of a rough market to be in. They don't have direct lending in terms of sub prime but have had some recessionary clues in terms of that market. Use any type of strength to lighten up and diversify into other sectors or a different geography.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
April 10, 2008
(A Top Pick Apr 16/07. Down 34%.) Like a lot of other big banks globally. Valuations have come down dramatically. Had some bad paper but still like their exposure to world markets, credit card business and capital markets (through their iShares). Good long-term outlook.
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(A Top Pick Apr 16/07. Down 34%.) Like a lot of other big banks globally. Valuations have come down dramatically. Had some bad paper but still like their exposure to world markets, credit card business and capital markets (through their iShares). Good long-term outlook.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
March 20, 2008
The dividend is safe. A very well run company. Good retail, good credit card business. One of the largest asset managers in the world. If you’re looking to buy a bank, they’re an option.
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The dividend is safe. A very well run company. Good retail, good credit card business. One of the largest asset managers in the world. If you’re looking to buy a bank, they’re an option.
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WAIT
March 17, 2008
Not quite the time to buy. The yield is large.
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Not quite the time to buy. The yield is large.
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