Media coverage about Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Credicorp earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.5339345129132 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Credicorp (BAP) traded up $1.99 on Friday, reaching $209.07. The company had a trading volume of 216,930 shares, compared to its average volume of 265,781. Credicorp has a fifty-two week low of $150.71 and a fifty-two week high of $215.69. The company has a market capitalization of $16,614.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.19, a PEG ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a quick ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04.

BAP has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Credicorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $234.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $248.00 target price on shares of Credicorp in a report on Monday, September 11th. UBS set a $219.00 price target on Credicorp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. HSBC lowered Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, lowered Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Credicorp currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $224.25.

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About Credicorp

Credicorp Ltd. is a financial services holding company in Peru. The Company has four operating segments based on its products and services, which include banking, insurance, pension funds and investment banking. Its operating subsidiaries include Banco de Credito del Peru; Atlantic Security Bank, which it holds through Atlantic Security Holding Corporation; El Pacifico-Peruano Suiza Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros (Grupo Pacifico); Prima AFP SA, and Credicorp Capital Ltd.

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