News articles about Banco Santander-Chile (NASDAQ:BSAC) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 Santander-Chile earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.404118600666 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on BSAC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub raised shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. Scotia Howard Weill raised shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, UBS AG downgraded shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $24.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.60.

Shares of Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) opened at 29.25 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $28.34 and its 200 day moving average is $25.27. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.78 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.28. Banco Santander-Chile has a 52 week low of $20.22 and a 52 week high of $30.18.

Banco Santander-Chile (NASDAQ:BSAC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. Banco Santander-Chile had a net margin of 29.10% and a return on equity of 20.58%. The firm had revenue of $704.02 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $458.92 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.40 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Banco Santander-Chile will post $1.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Banco Santander-Chile Company Profile

Banco Santander-Chile (the Bank), formerly Banco Santander Chile, is a Chilean bank. The Bank’s segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other). The Retail Banking segment consists of individuals and small to middle-sized entities (SMEs). The Middle-market segment serves companies and large corporations.

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