Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (BLX) Stock Price

Media coverage about Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (NYSE:BLX) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.0501570107172 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (NYSE BLX) opened at $29.23 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,158.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.48 and a beta of 1.64. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior has a 52-week low of $25.51 and a 52-week high of $30.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.63 and a quick ratio of 1.63.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior (NYSE:BLX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The bank reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $31.07 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $37.94 million. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior had a net margin of 29.97% and a return on equity of 7.32%. analysts anticipate that Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior will post 2.11 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were given a $0.385 dividend. This represents a $1.54 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 31st. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 81.05%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus price target of $27.50.

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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior Company Profile

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA (the Bank) is a specialized multinational bank. The Bank is established to support the financing of trade and economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company operates in two segments: Commercial and Treasury. The Bank’s Commercial segment incorporates all of the Bank’s financial intermediation and fees generated by the commercial portfolio activities, such as origination of bilateral and syndicated credits, short- and medium-term loans, acceptances and contingent credits.

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