News articles about Banco De Chile (NYSE:BCH) have trended somewhat negative this week, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco De Chile earned a news impact score of -0.02 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 28 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
BCH has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco De Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. Credit Suisse Group set a $73.00 price target on Banco De Chile and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 12th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.00.
Shares of Banco De Chile (NYSE BCH) traded down 0.46% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $78.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,759 shares. Banco De Chile has a 12 month low of $59.28 and a 12 month high of $79.84. The company has a 50-day moving average of $76.00 and a 200-day moving average of $72.97. The firm has a market cap of $12.80 billion, a PE ratio of 16.39 and a beta of 0.39.
Banco De Chile (NYSE:BCH) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The bank reported $1.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.06. Banco De Chile had a return on equity of 18.89% and a net margin of 24.00%. The firm had revenue of $640.30 million during the quarter. On average, analysts predict that Banco De Chile will post $5.43 earnings per share for the current year.
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