Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Credicorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.9218170126187 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on BAP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Credicorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $234.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, November 10th. HSBC downgraded Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. ValuEngine downgraded Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. downgraded Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, downgraded Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $225.50.

Credicorp (BAP) traded up $2.80 during trading on Thursday, hitting $228.29. The company had a trading volume of 254,466 shares, compared to its average volume of 188,325. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 1.22. Credicorp has a 52 week low of $150.71 and a 52 week high of $228.70. The stock has a market cap of $17,970.00, a P/E ratio of 14.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 0.86.

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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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