News coverage about Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco de Chile earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 44.576780087738 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 news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Banco de Chile (NYSE BCH) traded up $0.50 on Friday, reaching $102.15. The company had a trading volume of 253,279 shares, compared to its average volume of 40,063. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,985.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.89, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.43. Banco de Chile has a 12 month low of $70.12 and a 12 month high of $106.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47.

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The bank reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $705.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $725.81 million. Banco de Chile had a net margin of 24.77% and a return on equity of 19.47%. analysts predict that Banco de Chile will post 6.09 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research firms recently commented on BCH. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco de Chile from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded Banco de Chile from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank lowered Banco de Chile from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $91.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Bank of America lowered Banco de Chile from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Banco de Chile in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Banco de Chile currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target 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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