Analysis of Barclays share price

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Among the most popular British shares on the stock exchange markets we find those of the banking sector such as shares of Barclays Banking Group. To learn more about this company and its shares, we offer you the opportunity to follow its share price in real time and read a historical analysis of its price over ten years as well as other information and explanations on the activities of this company.

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British Banks fall after waiving dividends

03/04/2020 - 11h36

The British financial market saw a remarkable drop in the performance of its major bank stocks on Wednesday. Already on Tuesday, the London Stock Exchange was punctuated by declines in the turnover of several groups, but also by the suspension of dividends.

Elements that can influence the price of this asset:

Analysis N°1

First of all, we will closely monitor the Barclays Group's international growth and expansion opportunities and possibilities, particularly in emerging economies with branch openings or possible takeovers.

Analysis N°2

Barclays' strategy to attract an increasingly younger clientele, particularly for the sale of investment products, is a strategy to be followed in the coming months and years.

Analysis N°3

Similarly, all Barclays' developments in the online banking segment that was one of its gaps will be monitored.

Analysis N°4

It is also interesting to monitor any changes in economic and financial policies around the world.

Analysis N°5

Finally, of course, competition plays an undeniable role in the way this Barclays stock evolves. A sectoral analysis and an analysis of the market shares of each of these major players is therefore essential.

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General presentation of Barclays

Barclays is a British banking group that is one of the largest in the country. Its activities can be basically divided into three main sectors as follows:

  • Commercial banking activities account for 36.8% of its turnover.
  • Financing, investments and higher market activities account for around 33.2% of its turnover.
  • The issuance of credit cards account for around 16.2% of its turnover.

The group currently manages 567.4 million Euros of deposits and 541.6 million Euros of credit. It mainly touches the European market.

Analysis of Barclays share price
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The major competitors of Barclays

The Barclays Group is a British banking group that exercises systematic banking activities and acts also as an investment bank. In this role it faces competition from various groups according to the activity sector concerned.  


From a general point of view, in the United Kingdom, Barclays is the second bank in the country, just after HSBC. It is followed by the Lloyds Banking Group, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered, National Westminster bank, Santander, CYBG, Virgin Money and the Co-operative Bank.

Crédit Suisse

Concerning the systematic world classification of level 2 banks, Barclays holds the leading position worldwide. It is followed by Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, ICBC, Mitsubishi UFJ and Wells Fargo.

Other competitors

To conclude, in the investment bank sector, Barclays holds ninth position following Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, J P Morgan, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, and UBS. Nomura holds tenth position in this category.

The major partners of Barclays

And here, to conclude, are some major partnerships implemented by the Barclays Group that will assist you in your fundamental analyses.


In 2015 Barclays implemented 8 strategic partnerships with American companies in the technology sector with the main objective of revolutionising FinTech in New York.

CNP Assurances

In 2009 Barclays implemented a partnership with the French group CNP Assurances in the form of a joint company in Spain named CNP Barclays Vida. In 2015 CNP finally ceded its 50% share in this company to Barclays.

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The factors in favour of a rise in the Barclays share price:

To deepen your understanding of Barclays shares and this company itself it is necessary to understand this company’s current strengths and weaknesses. This is exactly what we offer in this detailed summary of the strengths and weaknesses that characterise this group.

We shall start this detailed analysis with a summary of the major advantages that this company possesses at present which could promote its growth and enable it to improve its future profitability:

  • The first advantage of the Barclays Group concerns the fact that it owns and operates different commercial units with an excellent diversification of its activities in numerous complementary domains. We particularly note its activities in the wealth management sector as well as retail and consumer banking which contribute greatly to this company’s global growth and prosperity.
  • Another advantage of Barclays Bank is its strong attraction for technology and the fact that it was a pioneer in its sector relating to digital transformation.  In fact, Barclays was the first major bank to launch its own website in 1995.
  • Still relating to the positive factors of the Barclays Group, we would point out its particularly effective international expansion strategy as the group currently possesses a large international network with an excellent brand visibility that has been created over the years around the world. At present, and partly through its various international subsidiaries, the Barclays Group employs more than 145,000 people worldwide. The group also operates in over 50 different countries and currently boasts more than 48 million clients.
  • And to conclude, the last advantage of the Barclays Group relates this time to its marketing and advertising strategy that is solid and strengthens the brand’s presence through the media. The group does not hesitate to invest in sponsoring sports events on an international level such as its sponsorship of the Premier League football tournament in England.
The factors in favour of a drop in the Barclays share price:

As you are undoubtedly aware, the Barclays Group does not only possess advantages and strengths from an investor’s point of view, there are also certain weaknesses that you should know of and understand for completing your analyses of this company’s share price. Here as follows are the major disadvantages:

  • First and foremost, the recent economic crises that have affected the United Kingdom have particularly impacted banking activities, notably those of the Barclays’ Banking Group which has experienced dark and difficult times.
  • The brand image of the Barclays Group has also been negatively impacted in the past, notably following the controversy related to the Zimbabwean government financing which particularly affected its reputation.  Older cases still continue to plague the reputation of this bank as well such as its implication with South Africa under apartheid.
  • Finally, the increasingly strict regulations relating to the banking sector as well as the financial crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic has also weighed heavily on this group’s activities which will continue to feel the effects over coming years.

The factors we have examined here should not of course be analysed alone but used as part of an overall updated analysis. The fundamental analysis that you complete will enable you to confirm if the advantages and disadvantages are still the same or if they have changed and will also enable you to take into account the other exterior factors that could exert a strong influence on the growth of this bank and therefore the future movements of its share price on the stock markets.

The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions.

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