Barclays (BCS) Competitors

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Should you be buying Barclays stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Barclays include Lloyds Banking Group (LYG), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), NatWest Group (NWG), KB Financial Group (KB), ING Groep (ING), Banco Santander (Brasil) (BSBR), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), Bank of Montreal (BMO), Credicorp (BAP), and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG). These companies are all part of the "commercial banks, not elsewhere classified" industry.

Barclays vs.

Lloyds Banking Group (NYSE:LYG) and Barclays (NYSE:BCS) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, media sentiment, earnings and community ranking.

Barclays has a net margin of 17.21% compared to Barclays' net margin of 13.41%. Barclays' return on equity of 10.35% beat Lloyds Banking Group's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lloyds Banking Group13.41% 10.35% 0.54%
Barclays 17.21%6.13%0.28%

Lloyds Banking Group has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Barclays has a beta of 1.43, suggesting that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

2.2% of Lloyds Banking Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.4% of Barclays shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.0% of Lloyds Banking Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Barclays shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Lloyds Banking Group pays an annual dividend of $0.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Barclays pays an annual dividend of $0.52 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. Lloyds Banking Group pays out 47.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Barclays pays out 38.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Lloyds Banking Group has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Barclays has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Barclays received 422 more outperform votes than Lloyds Banking Group when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 68.04% of users gave Barclays an outperform vote while only 67.43% of users gave Lloyds Banking Group an outperform vote.

Lloyds Banking GroupOutperform Votes
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BarclaysOutperform Votes
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Lloyds Banking Group has higher revenue and earnings than Barclays. Lloyds Banking Group is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Barclays, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Lloyds Banking Group$44.03B1.01$6.79B$0.387.42

In the previous week, Lloyds Banking Group had 5 more articles in the media than Barclays. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for Lloyds Banking Group and 6 mentions for Barclays. Lloyds Banking Group's average media sentiment score of 0.43 beat Barclays' score of 0.05 indicating that Barclays is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Lloyds Banking Group
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
2 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
4 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Lloyds Banking Group currently has a consensus target price of $73.44, suggesting a potential upside of 2,504.17%. Given Barclays' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Lloyds Banking Group is more favorable than Barclays.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lloyds Banking Group
1 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)


Barclays beats Lloyds Banking Group on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding BCS and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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BCS vs. The Competition

MetricBarclaysCommercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$42.16B$35.79B$10.07B$18.13B
Dividend Yield4.70%4.35%5.84%3.44%
P/E Ratio8.307.8637.0422.66
Price / Sales1.341.70207.8410.60
Price / Cash5.289.1916.6819.24
Price / Book0.461.083.326.00
Net Income$6.54B$3.12B$1.01B$966.17M
7 Day Performance3.06%2.05%1.72%1.85%
1 Month Performance18.99%8.19%4.59%6.59%
1 Year Performance39.17%35.95%19.56%23.69%

Barclays Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
Lloyds Banking Group
4.0549 of 5 stars
+23.1%$43.30B$44.03B7.2162,569Short Interest ↑
News Coverage
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
4.7943 of 5 stars
+17.8%$45.95B$41.16B10.1248,074Positive News
NatWest Group
2.4061 of 5 stars
N/A+24.4%$36.27B$30.75B0.0063,700Gap Up
KB Financial Group
4.7713 of 5 stars
N/A+58.3%$23.40B$26.44B6.57154Upcoming Earnings
ING Groep
3.3549 of 5 stars
Banco Santander (Brasil)
3.2869 of 5 stars
-9.8%$20.78B$29.50B0.0055,611Short Interest ↓
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
3.2423 of 5 stars
N/A+55.0%$63.80B$34.69B7.28121,486Short Interest ↑
Bank of Montreal
4.5174 of 5 stars
+7.9%$68.91B$50.48B18.0356,000Positive News
4.1958 of 5 stars
+27.2%$13.54B$19.54B10.1037,074Positive News
Gap Down
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group
1.4618 of 5 stars
N/A+50.4%$77.79B$45.46B13.42106,000Upcoming Earnings
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This page (NYSE:BCS) was last updated on 5/19/2024 by Staff

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