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 maximum price target given was 52, implying potential capital gains of 24.28 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 43, implying potential capital losses of 2.77 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.55 percent. That number becomes 0.55 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.54 percent, compared to last month. 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 made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BPOP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 73.35 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 traded between a high of 45.96 and a low of 32.41 over the past year. Today's price is 29.1 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.96 percent lower than its 52-week high. BPOP has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.