Shares of Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS) ended Friday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.05 points or 0.49% at $10.16 with 9.48 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $10.13, the shares hit an intraday low of $10.02 and an intraday high of $10.17 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $43.13 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 16.94 billion shares.
Barclays PLC (ADR) (BCS) recently released the first report in a new Impact Series from The Barclays Social Innovation Facility, showcasing groundbreaking research into the relationship between Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing and bond portfolio performance.
The new report, titled Sustainable investing and bond returns, provides an in-depth analysis of the growing trend of responsible investing, in addition to a data-driven overview of the returns associated with ESG investing in credit markets. The study was authored by the Quantitative Portfolio Strategy Team within Barclays’ Investment Bank Research department.
“If ESG attributes are aligned with bond returns as our study suggests, we can expect the move to sustainable investing to endure,” comments Barclays Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley in the foreword to the report.
Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:LYG) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.01 points or -0.16% at $3.03 with 4.48 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $3.01, the shares hit an intraday low of $3.00 and an intraday high of $3.04 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $53.31 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 71.37 billion shares.
Lloyds Banking Group PLC (ADR) (LYG) provides financial services to individual and business customers in the United Kingdom but also overseas. The Company’s business activities include retail and commercial banking, long-term savings, protection and investment. It operates through its segments, including Retail, Commercial Banking, Consumer Finance and Insurance. Its Retail segment provides banking, mortgages and other financial services to personal and small business customers in the United Kingdom. Its Commercial Banking segment provides banking and related services to business clients, from small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to large corporates. Its Consumer Finance segment provides a range of products, including motor finance, credit cards, and European mortgages and deposit taking. Its Insurance segment provides long-term savings, protection and investment products, as well as general insurance products in the United Kingdom.