Credicorp (BAP) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.19

Headlines about Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Credicorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.5010995537667 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

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A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on BAP shares. Citigroup raised Credicorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Credicorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Credicorp presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $231.50.

Shares of BAP traded down $2.74 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $231.89. 203,879 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 262,433. The company has a market cap of $18,557.20, a PE ratio of 14.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.85. Credicorp has a 12 month low of $150.71 and a 12 month high of $239.54. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

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

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 18th will be given a $14.1726 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 17th. Credicorp’s payout ratio is currently 27.89%.

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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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