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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BCH. The most optimistic price target was 84.65, which equates to a potential upside of 0.4 percent. The minimum price target given was 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.38 percent. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.21 percent in FY estimates.

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 made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BCH to grow at a rate of 4.36 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. BCH has a PEG ratio of 3.84.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BCH hit 86.49 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 62.99. Currently the stock is 33.85 percent higher than its 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 market cap of BCH is $14.11 billion. BCH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.