Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BNP PARIBAS/S (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note released on Thursday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “BNP PARIBAS is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the four strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s. The group holds key positions in three major segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. Present throughout Europe in all of its business lines, the bank’s two domestic markets in retail banking are France and Italy. In the United States, BNP Paribas employs 15,000 people including 2,500 employees in its Corporate and Investment Banking as well as Asset Management and Services businesses which are headquartered in New York. It is also present in other financial hubs throughout the United States including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Boston. BNP Paribas also operates a retail banking business through its subsidiary Bank of the West with over 700 branches in the Western US. “

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of BNP PARIBAS/S from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st.

OTCMKTS:BNPQY opened at $22.05 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69. The company has a market cap of $56.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.32 and a beta of 1.06. BNP PARIBAS/S has a fifty-two week low of $21.55 and a fifty-two week high of $32.50. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $23.30 and its two-hundred day moving average is $24.20.

BNP PARIBAS/S (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $12.61 billion for the quarter. BNP PARIBAS/S had a net margin of 18.54% and a return on equity of 7.34%. Research analysts forecast that BNP PARIBAS/S will post 3.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

BNP PARIBAS/S Company Profile

BNP Paribas SA provides a range of banking and financial services in France and internationally. It operates through two divisions, Retail Banking and Services, and Corporate and Institutional Banking. The company offers long-term corporate vehicle leasing, and rental and other financing solutions; and digital banking and investment services, cash management, and factoring services to corporate clients, as well as wealth management services.

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