Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander-Chile earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.9256231984418 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Banco Santander-Chile traded up $0.06, reaching $31.84, on Friday, MarketBeat reports. 493,727 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 583,253. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.84. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.50, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 0.75. Banco Santander-Chile has a 1-year low of $24.84 and a 1-year high of $35.09.

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The bank reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.02. Banco Santander-Chile had a return on equity of 18.75% and a net margin of 22.58%. The business had revenue of $747.08 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $809.71 million. sell-side analysts predict that Banco Santander-Chile will post 2.05 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently commented on BSAC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 21st. ValuEngine downgraded Banco Santander-Chile from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 29th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.00.

Banco Santander-Chile Company Profile

Banco Santander-Chile provides commercial and retail banking products and services in Chile. It operates through Retail Banking, Middle-Market, and Global Corporate Banking segments. The company offers checking accounts and savings products; consumer, auto, commercial, mortgage, and government-guaranteed loans; credit and debit cards; and Chilean peso and foreign currency denominated loans to finance various commercial transactions, trade, foreign currency forward contracts, and credit lines.

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