Analyst Ratings for Popular Inc. (BPOP)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Popular Inc. (NASDAQ:BPOP) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for BPOP last month.

9 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave BPOP a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BPOP. The most optimistic price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 24.28 percent. The minimum price target given was 43, implying a possible loss of 2.77 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.55 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.55 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.54 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.22 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BPOP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 73.35 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BPOP is 0.27.

BPOP has a 52-week high of 45.96 and a 52-week low of 32.41. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 29.1 percent, and below the high by 8.96 percent. BPOP has a price/earnings ratio of 19.64. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BPOP value stock report compares BPOP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BPOP is $4.32 billion. BPOP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.