Press coverage about Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco de Chile earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.4864280484856 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) opened at $101.62 on Friday. Banco de Chile has a 52 week low of $70.12 and a 52 week high of $106.50. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47. The stock has a market cap of $17,072.61, a P/E ratio of 18.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.43.

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $725.81 million. equities analysts anticipate that Banco de Chile will post 6.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on BCH shares. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating on shares of Banco de Chile in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $91.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Bank of America lowered shares of Banco de Chile from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Banco de Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Banco de Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $89.25.

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About Banco de Chile

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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