Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) Stock Price

News headlines about Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander-Chile earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.3161448288839 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on BSAC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Citigroup downgraded shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of Banco Santander-Chile to a “sell” rating and set a $32.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Banco Santander-Chile has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.60.

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Shares of Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) traded up $0.28 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $32.42. 282,236 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 357,511. Banco Santander-Chile has a fifty-two week low of $23.16 and a fifty-two week high of $34.98. The company has a quick ratio of 1.69, a current ratio of 1.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,141.64, a P/E ratio of 17.43, a PEG ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 0.74.

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The bank reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.02. Banco Santander-Chile had a net margin of 20.98% and a return on equity of 17.55%. The firm had revenue of $729.84 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $449.44 million. research analysts forecast that Banco Santander-Chile will post 2.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Banco Santander-Chile

Banco Santander-Chile (the Bank), formerly Banco Santander Chile, is a Chilean bank. The Bank’s segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other). The Retail Banking segment consists of individuals and small to middle-sized entities (SMEs). The Middle-market segment serves companies and large corporations.

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