Analyst Ratings for Banco de Chile ADR (BCH)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Banco de Chile ADR (NYSE:BCH) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, BCH was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for BCH by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 84.65, implying potential capital gains of 0.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 52.6, which equates to a potential downside of -37.61 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.38 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 -0.35 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.1 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.21 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

BCH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.36 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BCH is 3.84.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BCH hit 86.49 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 62.99. Today's price is 33.85 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.52 percent. BCH has a P/E ratio of 16.74. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BCH value stock report compares BCH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BCH is $14.11 billion. BCH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.