Barclays Bank PLC

BCS-N

NYSE:BCS

5.46
0.08 (1.49%)
Barclays plc is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in London.
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BUY
BUY
March 6, 2008
(Market Call Minute.) Came out with decent earnings and you probably have most of the value in the price.
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(Market Call Minute.) Came out with decent earnings and you probably have most of the value in the price.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
January 23, 2008
(A Top Pick Feb 5/07. Down 38.6%.) Sold his holdings last summer before its precipitous decline. As the sub prime got going, it was obvious they had some exposure. Also, the strong Cdn$ was hurting the return.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
January 23, 2008
(A Top Pick Feb 5/07. Down 38.6%.) Sold his holdings last summer before its precipitous decline. As the sub prime got going, it was obvious they had some exposure. Also, the strong Cdn$ was hurting the return.
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PAST TOP PICK
January 7, 2008
(A Top Pick Jan 9/07. Down 36.2%.) Down along with the other major global banks. Doesn’t feel the dividend is at risk. The core banking business is quite solid, but it looks like the UK is having economic problems along with the US. Still Holding.
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(A Top Pick Jan 9/07. Down 36.2%.) Down along with the other major global banks. Doesn’t feel the dividend is at risk. The core banking business is quite solid, but it looks like the UK is having economic problems along with the US. Still Holding.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 13, 2007
Caller is considering selling her holdings for a tax loss and then buying back after a month. Well run bank. Suffering from the same issues that other banks are suffering from. Earnings in the last little while we're actually quite good. In the long run they are going to do very well.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
December 13, 2007
Caller is considering selling her holdings for a tax loss and then buying back after a month. Well run bank. Suffering from the same issues that other banks are suffering from. Earnings in the last little while we're actually quite good. In the long run they are going to do very well.
BUY
BUY
November 20, 2007
Got hit by their proposed acquisition of ABM Amro. This was followed by problems with Northern Rock, which affected all of the English banks. They do have exposure to subprime and SIV’s and have taken a write down. This is a great bank and a great English franchise. If you are a long-term investor you should own this one.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
November 20, 2007
Got hit by their proposed acquisition of ABM Amro. This was followed by problems with Northern Rock, which affected all of the English banks. They do have exposure to subprime and SIV’s and have taken a write down. This is a great bank and a great English franchise. If you are a long-term investor you should own this one.
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 10, 2007
Looks like it has hit a bottom. Has been pretty beaten up.
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Barclays Bank PLC (BCS-N)
October 10, 2007
Looks like it has hit a bottom. Has been pretty beaten up.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 2, 2007
(A Top Pick Oct 10/06. Down 6.4%.) Fundamentals have been very good and earnings were as expected. Made a bid for the ABM bank, which looks like it is not going to happen. Has been a problem in England with Northern Rock and all British banks have gone down in sympathy. This bank will probably benefit. Still a Buy.
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(A Top Pick Oct 10/06. Down 6.4%.) Fundamentals have been very good and earnings were as expected. Made a bid for the ABM bank, which looks like it is not going to happen. Has been a problem in England with Northern Rock and all British banks have gone down in sympathy. This bank will probably benefit. Still a Buy.
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 30, 2007
He can't get foreign balance sheets so this is not on his system. However, a lot of these financials are starting to show value for the 1st time in 2 years. Would prefer the brokerage houses.
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He can't get foreign balance sheets so this is not on his system. However, a lot of these financials are starting to show value for the 1st time in 2 years. Would prefer the brokerage houses.
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 29, 2007
Banks are leading the market down globally. However, compared to North American banks it has a lower PE, higher yield and stronger growth. It also gives you international diversification. The unknown is if they will be successful in buying the ABM Amro.
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Banks are leading the market down globally. However, compared to North American banks it has a lower PE, higher yield and stronger growth. It also gives you international diversification. The unknown is if they will be successful in buying the ABM Amro.
HOLD
HOLD
August 23, 2007
A lot of takeover activity that is roiling the waters involving European banks. Solid dividend, but no dividend tax credit on foreign banks. Prefers Canadian banks for dividends.
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A lot of takeover activity that is roiling the waters involving European banks. Solid dividend, but no dividend tax credit on foreign banks. Prefers Canadian banks for dividends.
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 13, 2007
Banks around the world have fallen pretty steeply in the last 3 or 4 weeks. That will continue as long as there is a fear that there may be a liquidity crisis. The other issue for banks is the fear that there is contagion in the mortgage sector.
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Banks around the world have fallen pretty steeply in the last 3 or 4 weeks. That will continue as long as there is a fear that there may be a liquidity crisis. The other issue for banks is the fear that there is contagion in the mortgage sector.
BUY
BUY
July 31, 2007
Involved in a takeover play. If it weren't involved in this deal, he would like the company and would buy at these levels. Good dividend yield. Great money management business. Has been divesting non-core global operations. Good way to diversify internationally.
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Involved in a takeover play. If it weren't involved in this deal, he would like the company and would buy at these levels. Good dividend yield. Great money management business. Has been divesting non-core global operations. Good way to diversify internationally.
BUY
BUY
July 26, 2007
Has a very strong history. A diversified business. Well managed. Valuations on British banks and are trading at a discount to Canadian banks.
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Has a very strong history. A diversified business. Well managed. Valuations on British banks and are trading at a discount to Canadian banks.
BUY
BUY
July 9, 2007
Less than 10 X earnings and 4% yield. Hasn't done so well in Cdn$. Trading sideways and is trying to acquire the ABM bank. He thinks they won't win. Buy for the long term.
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Less than 10 X earnings and 4% yield. Hasn't done so well in Cdn$. Trading sideways and is trying to acquire the ABM bank. He thinks they won't win. Buy for the long term.
SELL
SELL
June 19, 2007
Speculation that it will be acquired. Stock has had a tremendous run-up. Probably fully valued. This is more for the arbitragers than the long-term investors.
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Speculation that it will be acquired. Stock has had a tremendous run-up. Probably fully valued. This is more for the arbitragers than the long-term investors.
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