On May, 14 Analysts See $1.49 EPS for Banco de Chile (BCH)

BCH's profit would be $237.17 million giving it 16.82 P/E if the $1.49 EPS is correct.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of BSAC. The company has a market capitalization of $16,751.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.54, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.43. Analysts forecast $1.49 earnings per share, which is $0.22 up or 17.32 % from 2017's $1.27 earnings per share.

Analysts expect Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) to report $1.49 EPS on May, 14.They anticipate $0.22 EPS change or 17.32 % from last quarter's $1.27 EPS. Nomura Asset Management Co. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 4,988 shares of the bank's stock valued at $455,000 after purchasing an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on BSAC. Credit Suisse Group AG raised Banco Santander-Chile from a "neutral" rating to an "outperform" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $20.00 to $25.00 in a report on Thursday. Ticker's shares touched $100.25 during the last trading session after 0.39% change.Banco de Chile has volume of 9,772 shares. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Banco Santander-Chile by 7.8% during the 4th quarter.

BSAC opened at $33.27 on Friday. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Santander-Chile by 431.7% during the 4th quarter. Banco de Chile had a return on equity of 19.47% and a net margin of 24.77%. Banco Santander-Chile has a 52-week low of $15.69 and a 52-week high of $23.14.

The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 19th were given a dividend of $0.956 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, April 18th. This represents a yield of 3.06%. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Banco de Chile by 1.6% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,429,727 shares of the bank's stock valued at $75,978,000 after acquiring an additional 285,000 shares in the last quarter. Zacks has also assigned Banco Santander-Chile an industry rank of 161 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 12,198 shares of the company's stock worth $252,000 after buying an additional 5,659 shares during the last quarter.

Banco de Chile provides various banking services and products to individuals, corporate clients, large companies, and small and medium-sized companies in Chile and internationally. The company offers checking accounts and savings products; consumer, auto, commercial, mortgage, and government-guaranteed loans; credit and debit cards; and Chilean peso and foreign currency denominated loans to finance various commercial transactions, trade, foreign currency forward contracts, and credit lines.



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