Credicorp (BAP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Credicorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.5010995537667 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of NYSE BAP traded up $0.67 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $229.21. 265,800 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 264,832. The firm has a market cap of $18,290.79, a P/E ratio of 14.56, a P/E/G ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 1.22. Credicorp has a twelve month low of $150.71 and a twelve month high of $239.54.

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Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The bank reported $4.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.58 by $0.53. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter. Credicorp had a return on equity of 19.02% and a net margin of 25.87%. equities analysts anticipate that Credicorp will post 15.93 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 11th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 18th will be given a dividend of $14.1726 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 17th. Credicorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.76%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on BAP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine raised Credicorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Citigroup raised Credicorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Credicorp has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $231.50.

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About Credicorp

Credicorp Ltd., through its banking and non-banking subsidiaries, provides a range of financial, insurance, and health services and products primarily in Peru and internationally. It operates through four segments: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. The company offers deposits, current accounts, loans, and credit facilities; and provides private pension fund management services to affiliated pensioners.

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