Will Barclays See Rising Prices?

With shares of Barclays (NYSE:BCS) trading around $18, is BCS an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:

T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement

Barclays is a global financial services provider engaged in retail banking, credit cards, wholesale banking, investment banking, wealth management, and investment management services. The company operates in eight segments: U.K. Retail and Business Banking, Europe Retail and Business Banking, Africa Retail and Business Banking, Barclaycard, Barclays Investment Bank, Barclays Corporate Banking, Wealth and Investment Management, and Head Office and Other Operations. Banking and capital markets services are just about a requirement for most consumers and companies around the world.

Barclays will lay out its plans to meet new financial regulations in Britain, when the bank reports second-quarter earnings Tuesday. Analysts expect the bank to sell bonds known as CoCos and raise equity, or a combination of the two, in response to new U.K. rules on capital. The bank is in talks with regulators about how to meet the new rules.

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