News stories about Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern 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 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.3505778214323 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Banco de Chile (BCH) Rating Lowered to Sector Perform at Scotiabank (americanbankingnews.com)
- Banco de Chile (BCH) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Banco de Chile (BCH) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Banco de Chile (BCH) Downgraded to Hold at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms have weighed in on BCH. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded Banco de Chile from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Deutsche Bank lowered Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $91.00 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Bank of America lowered Banco de Chile from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Banco de Chile has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.75.
Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) last posted its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The bank reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $705.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $725.81 million. Banco de Chile had a return on equity of 19.47% and a net margin of 24.77%. research analysts anticipate that Banco de Chile will post 6.09 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th were issued a dividend of $3.0988 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. This is a positive change from Banco de Chile’s previous annual dividend of $1.76. Banco de Chile’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.95%.
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Banco de Chile Company Profile
Banco de Chile provides various banking products and services to individuals, corporate clients, large companies, and small and medium-sized companies in Chile and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Wholesale, Treasury, and Subsidiaries. It offers checking accounts; personal, car, and mortgage loans; credit cards; credit lines; and investment products, such as fixed-term, automatic renewal, and tax benefit deposits, as well as stocks, portfolio management, voluntary retirement savings/mutual funds, foreign currency, and fixed income investment products.
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