One of the big four clearing banks, Barclays has a history that can be traced back 300 years. It owns credit card business Barclaycard and has a strong investment banking arm in Barclays Capital to go with its high street retail presence. It employs almost 150,000 people around the world.
Barclays Plc Ord 25P is listed on the London Stock Exchange trading with ticker code BARC.L, and is part of the Banking sector. It has a market capitalisation of £2,919,753m, with approximately 17,236m shares in issue. Over the last year, Barclays share price has been traded in a range of 72.65, hitting a high of 217.65, and a low of 145.00.
Barclays, officially known as Barclays Plc Ord 25P was formed in July of 1896, making the company one hundred and twenty three years old. The company filed its latest accounts on 31st December 2014, showing a turnover of approximately 30.07 billion GBX, and a pre-tax profit margin of 7.5%. Barclays currently has 13 directors, and has had 74 previous directors over the last 123 years. In the last set of accounts produced by Pricewaterhousecoopers Llp, the company showed 11.01 billion paid in salaries to the staff, with the directors receiving an average 600 thousand each. In the accounts filed in 2014, the company paid 1688000000 in dividends, or 0.0979 per share. These accounts also showed Barclays to have a net worth of 51.39 billion, with 39.70 billion held in cash.
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|Shares in Issue||17,236m|
|52 Week High||217.65|
|52 Week Low||145.00|