Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS)- Safe Haven Investment Portfolio Stocks: Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS)

Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) runs in leading trade, it are surging 1.31% to traded at $11.62. BCS attains analyst recommendation of 3.00 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 4.56%.

Moody’s Investors Service, the rating services arm of Moody’s Corporation MCO, upgraded the long-term issuer and senior unsecured debt rating of Barclays PLC BCS from Baa3 to Baa2. It also upgraded the long-term deposit and senior unsecured debt ratings of Barclays Bank PLC from A2 to A1. However, the outlook for the ratings remains negative.

Using an advanced Loss Given Failure analysis, which considers the company’s September-end balance sheet, Moody’s assessed that because of Barclays’ issuance of loss-absorbing capital to date, both Barclays’ senior unsecured and Barclays Bank’s junior depositors and senior unsecured creditors face a lower-loss.

To find out the technical position of BCS, it holds price to book ratio of 0.50 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 10.92. BCS is presenting price to cash flow of 0.06.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at -164.20%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 66.67%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 1.92.

Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) kept active in under and overvalue discussion, DFS holds price to book ratio of 2.67 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation. In addition, the firm has price to earnings ratio of 13.02, which is authentic method to judge but not universal for all situation.

Fundament/ News Factor in Focus

Taking look on ratio analysis, DFS has forward price to earnings ratio of 11.71, compare to its price to earnings ratio of 13.02. Adding one more ration to find detail valuation of security, price to earnings growth ration that stands at 1.84. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 2.16 and while calculating price to free cash flow it concluded at 7.00, the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vise versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.

The firm has price volatility of 2.56% for a week and 1.97% for a month. Its beta stands at 1.47 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 6.27% and monthly performance was 12.70%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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