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 highest price target was 52, implying a possible profit of 24.28 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 43, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

BPOP has a 52-week high of 45.96 and a 52-week low of 32.41. Currently the stock is 29.1 percent higher than its low, and 8.96 percent below the 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.