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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BPOP. The highest price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 24.28 percent. The lowest price target was 43, implying a possible loss of 2.77 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.55 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BPOP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 73.35 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of BPOP is 0.27.

In the last 52-weeks, BPOP has achieved a high of 45.96 and a low of 32.41. Currently the stock is 29.1 percent higher than its low, and 8.96 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.