News articles about Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander-Chile earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.0013104054766 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
BSAC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Citigroup cut Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Scotia Howard Weill cut Banco Santander-Chile from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.00.
Shares of Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) traded up $0.27 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $34.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 273,477 shares, compared to its average volume of 331,758. Banco Santander-Chile has a 12-month low of $21.21 and a 12-month high of $34.54. The firm has a market capitalization of $16,170.00, a PE ratio of 17.89, a P/E/G ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75, a current ratio of 1.69 and a quick ratio of 1.69.
Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.02. Banco Santander-Chile had a return on equity of 17.51% and a net margin of 19.92%. research analysts anticipate that Banco Santander-Chile will post 1.83 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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