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ARE THE QATARIS SIGNALLING THAT THE RECENT RALLY IN BARCLAY'S SHARE PRICE IS OVER BY SELLING UP?

<strong>KEITH BOWMAN </strong>HARGREAVES LANSDOWN<br />I would say that the temptation to book over $1bn in profit became too great to ignore. Particularly set against a backdrop of similar funds that lost out on what they thought were bargain banking stocks before the crisis. It is a great opportunity to take profit but still keep a stake.<br /><br /><strong>SIMON WILLIS </strong>NCB<br />They have made a good return on their money in a year. They pumped money into Barclays at a time when it needed capital, and now they are realising the profit. I don&rsquo;t think it necessarily means that they are calling the end of the price rally, and they have kept half of their stake.<br /><strong><br />NIC CLARKE &nbsp; </strong>CHARLES STANLEY<br />With the warrants priced at 198p and the share price above 360p, Barclays has been good business for them. You could speculate that they believe the recent rally cannot continue at this rate, with the share price having grown eightfold, but it is also a good time to take a good chunk of money and use it to achieve other goals, rumoured to be a bid for Sainsbury.