Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) Stock Price

News stories about Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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 sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.4023264326355 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on BSAC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Banco Santander-Chile to a “sell” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Citigroup lowered shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, November 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.60.

Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) opened at $32.95 on Friday. 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 has a 12-month low of $21.56 and a 12-month high of $34.98. The stock has a market cap of $15,523.24, a P/E ratio of 17.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 0.72.

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The bank reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $729.84 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $449.44 million. Banco Santander-Chile had a net margin of 20.98% and a return on equity of 18.00%. equities research analysts predict that Banco Santander-Chile will post 2 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Banco Santander-Chile

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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