Media coverage about Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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. Credicorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.9791722975325 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
BAP stock traded up $1.09 on Wednesday, hitting $223.48. 441,566 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 255,347. The company has a quick ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. Credicorp has a 12 month low of $150.71 and a 12 month high of $237.99. The firm has a market cap of $17,399.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.85, a PEG ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.94.
Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) last posted its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The bank reported $4.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.58 by $0.53. Credicorp had a net margin of 25.87% and a return on equity of 19.02%. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter. sell-side analysts predict that Credicorp will post 15.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on BAP shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Credicorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $239.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Credicorp presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $225.50.
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Credicorp Company Profile
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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