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.

BPOP was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 24.28 percent. The lowest price target was 43, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.55 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.22 percent.

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. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of BPOP to grow at a rate of 73.35 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BPOP has a PEG ratio of 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 8.96 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.