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Weakness Seen in Barclays (BCS): Stock Tumbles 7.4%

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Barclays PLC (BCS) saw a big move last session, as the company’s shares fell by over 7% on the day. The move came on pretty good volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent downtrend for BCS, as the stock is now down 11.4% in the past one-month time frame.

This slump shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to investors, as Barclays has seen 1 negative revision in the past few weeks and its current year earnings consensus has moved lower over the last 30 days. This suggests there may be more trouble down the road. So make sure to keep an eye on this stock going forward to see if this recent slump will continue, as the earnings picture definitely suggests that this might be the case.

BCS currently has a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) while its Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

Investors interested in the foreign banks may consider better-ranked stocks like Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZBY), Banco do Brasil S.A. (BDORY) and BBVA Banco Franc (BFR). All these stocks carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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