Media coverage about Banco Bradesco (NYSE:BBD) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Bradesco earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3189663048317 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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Shares of Banco Bradesco (NYSE:BBD) traded up $0.05 during trading on Friday, reaching $11.59. The company had a trading volume of 9,621,555 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,212,004. Banco Bradesco has a twelve month low of $7.83 and a twelve month high of $13.18. The company has a market cap of $77,243.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.29 and a beta of 1.87.

Banco Bradesco (NYSE:BBD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The bank reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $9.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.20 billion. Banco Bradesco had a return on equity of 17.44% and a net margin of 9.87%. research analysts forecast that Banco Bradesco will post 0.95 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.0058 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 3rd. This is an increase from Banco Bradesco’s previous special dividend of $0.01. Banco Bradesco’s payout ratio is 7.91%.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised Banco Bradesco from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Banco Bradesco from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Banco Bradesco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Citigroup raised Banco Bradesco from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $12.20.

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About Banco Bradesco

Banco Bradesco SA is a commercial bank. The Bank offers a range of banking and financial products and services in Brazil and abroad to individuals, large, mid-sized and small companies, and local and international corporations and institutions. Its segments include Financial; Insurance and Capitalization bonds; Pension plans, and Other Activities.

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