Banco de Chile (BCH) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.04

News coverage about Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco de Chile earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.576780087738 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) traded up $0.50 during trading on Friday, hitting $102.15. 253,279 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 40,063. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47. Banco de Chile has a 1 year low of $70.12 and a 1 year high of $106.50. The company has a market capitalization of $16,985.72, a P/E ratio of 18.89, a PEG ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.43.

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The bank reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.01. Banco de Chile had a net margin of 24.77% and a return on equity of 19.47%. The firm had revenue of $705.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $725.81 million. research analysts expect that Banco de Chile will post 6.09 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on BCH shares. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Banco de Chile in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Bank of America downgraded shares of Banco de Chile from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco de Chile from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $91.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $89.25.

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Banco de Chile Company Profile

Banco de Chile is a full service financial institution, which is engaged in providing credit and non-credit products and services in Chile. The Bank offers a range of banking services to its customers, ranging from individuals to corporations. The Bank’s segments include Retail, which focuses on individuals and small and medium-sized companies, where the product offering focuses on consumer loans, commercial loans, checking accounts, credit cards, credit lines and mortgage loans; Wholesale, which focuses on corporate clients and companies, where the product offering focuses on commercial loans, checking accounts and liquidity management services, debt instruments, foreign trade, derivative contracts and leases; Treasury, which includes the associated revenues to the management of the investment portfolio and the business of financial transactions and currency trading, and Subsidiaries, which corresponds to companies and corporations controlled by the Bank.

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