Media stories about Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr (NYSE:BLX) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.6740930137374 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Several brokerages have issued reports on BLX. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $28.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 15th.
Shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr stock opened at $28.94 on Thursday. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr has a 52 week low of $25.51 and a 52 week high of $30.50. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The company has a market cap of $1,131.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.91 and a beta of 1.62.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 2nd were paid a $0.385 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $1.54 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.32%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr’s dividend payout ratio is presently 74.04%.
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Banco Latinoamericano de Comerci Extr Company Profile
Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA (the Bank) is a specialized multinational bank. The Bank is established to support the financing of trade and economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company operates in two segments: Commercial and Treasury. The Bank’s Commercial segment incorporates all of the Bank’s financial intermediation and fees generated by the commercial portfolio activities, such as origination of bilateral and syndicated credits, short- and medium-term loans, acceptances and contingent credits.
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