Banco de Chile (BCH) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco de Chile earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.65014204286 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on BCH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $98.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Santander raised shares of Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Scotiabank lowered shares of Banco de Chile from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub raised shares of Banco de Chile from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered shares of Banco de Chile from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $92.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Banco de Chile currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $88.67.

Shares of Banco de Chile (BCH) traded up $1.61 during trading on Monday, reaching $90.00. 23,800 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 43,097. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.50, a current ratio of 1.42 and a quick ratio of 1.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $15,039.00, a PE ratio of 17.59, a PEG ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.46. Banco de Chile has a twelve month low of $67.27 and a twelve month high of $95.80.

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