Latest Updates from Three FTSE Stocks: SolGold Plc, South32 Ltd and Barclays Plc

Solgold Plc

SolGold Plc (LON: SOLG) is a prominent exploration company working on the definition and discovery of top-rated copper-gold deposits. The company has its Headquarter in Brisbane, Australia. The company has offices in the United Kingdom, Ecuador and Australia as well. The company is listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.

SOLG – Updates

On 13th February 2020, the company announced the update from the regional exploration activities of its 100% owned Rio Amarillo Project in northern Ecuador.

The company updated that it has found a cluster of preserved porphyry lithocap zones at Rio Amarillo project.

The latest airborne magnetics survey detected huge target areas spatially similar to four porphyry targets uncovered through geological groundwork.

SOLG – Stock Price Performance

On 14th February 2020, at around 08:58 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of SolGold Plc traded at a price of GBX 19.0 per share on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease in the value of around 4.04 per cent or GBX 0.80 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 19.80 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of SolGold Plc was £378.34 million with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of SolGold Plc were reported at 859.26 million and 1.92 billion, respectively.

The share price of SolGold Plc recorded at GBX 41.89 as on 13th May 2019 was its 1-year peak price, whereas the share price recorded at GBX 16.18 as on 10th October 2019 was the 1-year low share price. The current share price was lower by 54.64 per cent from the 1-year high price, whereas the current share price was higher by 17.4 per cent from the 1-year low price.

The beta of the stock has been reported at a value of 2.5, representing the fact that the movement of the share price of the company has high volatility as compared with the movement in the comparative benchmark index.

South32 Ltd

South32 Ltd (LON: S32) is a mining and metals producing company, engaged in the production of silver, lead and zinc, manganese, energy and metallurgical coal, nickel, bauxite, alumina and aluminium. The company has a presence in Australia, South America, North America and Southern Africa.

S32 – Financial Highlights

On 13th February 2020, the company announced its financial results & outlook for the half-year ended 31 Dec 2019.

The company’s revenue decreased to the US $3,216 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the US $3,811 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2018. The Profit before tax decreased to US $251 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to US $908 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2018.

The Net finance cost decreased to the US $64 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to US $38 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2018. The profit before tax slumped to US $99 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to US $635 million in the half-year ended 31st December 2018.

The basic earnings per share decreased to 2.0 cents in the half-year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the 12.5 cents in the half-year ended 31st December 2018.

S32 – Stock Price Performance

On 14th February 2020, at around 09:08 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of South32 Ltd was trading at a price of GBX 135.88 per share on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease in the value of around 0.45 per cent or GBX 0.62 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 136.50 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of South32 Ltd was £6.69 billion with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding shares of South32 Ltd were reported at 4.85 billion and 4.90 billion, respectively.

The share price of South32 Ltd recorded at GBX 214.86 as on 20th February 2019 was its 1-year peak price, whereas the share price recorded at GBX 128.02 as on 04th February 2020 was the 1-year low share price. The current share price was lower by 36.76 per cent from the 1-year high price, whereas the current share price was higher by 6.14 per cent from the 1-year low price.

The beta of the stock has been reported at a value of 1.33, representing the fact that the movement of the share price of the company, is highly volatile as compared with the movement in the comparative benchmark index.

Barclays Plc

Barclays Plc (LON: BARC) is a holding company which protects, invest, lends and moves the money for clients and customers across the world. Barclays Plc’s being a British bank is committed to the UK, having over 23 million customers and around a million businesses transacting through it every day.

BARC – Financial Highlights

On 13th February 2020, the company announced its Financial Report for the year ended 31st December 2019.

The Group’s total income increased to the £21,632 million for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the £21,136 million for the year ended 31st December 2018. The company’s net operating income increased to the £19,720 million for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the £19,668 million for the year ended 31st December 2018. 

The company’s Litigation and conduct expenses increased to £1,849 million for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to £2,207 million for the year ended 31st December 2018. The company’s total operating expenses increased to £15,434 million for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to £16,243 million for the year ended 31st December 2018.

The company’s profit before tax increased to £4,357 million for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to £3,494 million for the year ended 31st December 2018. The company’s profit after tax increased to the £3,354 million for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to the £2,583 million for the year ended 31st December 2018.

The basic earnings per share increased to 14.3 pence for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to 9.4 pence for the year ended 31st December 2018. The Diluted earnings per share increased to 14.1 pence for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to 9.2 pence for the year ended 31st December 2018.

The dividend per share increased to 7.0 pence per share for the year ended 31st December 2019 as compared to 4.5 pence per share for the year ended 31st December 2018.

BARC – Stock Price Performance

On 14th February 2020, at around 09:13 AM (GMT), by the time of writing this report, the stock of Barclays Plc was trading at a price of GBX 175.88 per share on the London Stock Exchange, a decrease in the value of around 0.04 per cent or GBX 0.44 per share, as opposed to the closing price of the stock on the previous trading day, which has been reported to be at GBX 176.32 per share.

At the time of writing, the market capitalisation of Barclays Plc was £30.55 billion with regards to the current market price of the stock. The free float and outstanding share of Barclays Plc were reported at 17.24 billion and 17.33 billion, respectively.

The share price of Barclays Plc recorded at GBX 192.99 as on 16th December 2019 was its 1-year peak price, whereas the share price recorded at GBX 131.04 as on 12th September 2019 was the 1-year low share price. The current share price was lower by 8.9 per cent from the 1-year high price, whereas the current share price was higher by 34.2 per cent from the 1-year low price.

The beta of the stock has been reported at a value of 0.85, representing the fact that the movement of the share price of the company, is less volatile as compared with the movement in the comparative benchmark index.