News stories about Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander-Chile earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.7644782345604 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
A number of analysts recently commented on BSAC shares. BidaskClub lowered Banco Santander-Chile from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Scotia Howard Weill lowered Banco Santander-Chile from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Citigroup lowered Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.00.
Shares of Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) traded down $0.12 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $30.95. The company had a trading volume of 296,993 shares, compared to its average volume of 462,100. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75, a quick ratio of 1.69 and a current ratio of 1.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $14,642.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.69. Banco Santander-Chile has a 1 year low of $21.21 and a 1 year high of $32.29.
About Banco Santander-Chile
Banco Santander-Chile (the Bank), formerly Banco Santander Chile, is a Chilean bank. The Bank’s segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other). The Retail Banking segment consists of individuals and small to middle-sized entities (SMEs). The Middle-market segment serves companies and large corporations.
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