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.

BCH was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 84.65, which equates to a potential upside of 0.4 percent. The minimum price target given was 52.6, implying a possible loss 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. That number becomes -0.35 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.1 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.21 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 revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BCH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.36 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. BCH has a PEG ratio of 3.84.

BCH has traded between a high of 86.49 and a low of 62.99 over the past year. Today's price is 33.85 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.52 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $14.11 billion. BCH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.