|Bid||10.45 x 2900|
|Ask||10.46 x 3200|
|Day's range||10.40 - 10.48|
|52-week range||4.20 - 10.48|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.52|
|PE ratio (TTM)||22.19|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.06 (0.54%)|
|Ex-dividend date||25 Feb 2021|
|1y target est||N/A|
Barclays has attracted criticism for underwriting a bond offering by the US company CoreCivic to fund the building of two new private prisons, in a new dispute over Wall Street’s relationship with the controversial sector. The UK-based bank said two years ago that it would stop financing private prison companies, but the commitment did not extend to helping them obtain financing from public and private markets. About 30 activists and investors, among them managers at AllianceBernstein and Pax World Funds, have signed a letter opposing the $840m fundraising for two new prisons in Alabama, which was due to be priced on Thursday.
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