BNP PARIBAS/S (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) Rating Increased to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

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BNP PARIBAS/S (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports. The brokerage presently has a $25.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective points to a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s current price.

According to Zacks, “BNP PARIBAS is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the four strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s. The group holds key positions in three major segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. Present throughout Europe in all of its business lines, the bank’s two domestic markets in retail banking are France and Italy. In the United States, BNP Paribas employs 15,000 people including 2,500 employees in its Corporate and Investment Banking as well as Asset Management and Services businesses which are headquartered in New York. It is also present in other financial hubs throughout the United States including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Boston. BNP Paribas also operates a retail banking business through its subsidiary Bank of the West with over 700 branches in the Western US. “

Separately, ValuEngine raised BNP PARIBAS/S from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st.

Shares of BNP PARIBAS/S stock traded down $0.30 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $22.25. 419,042 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 263,195. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.69. BNP PARIBAS/S has a twelve month low of $21.55 and a twelve month high of $32.50. The business has a 50-day moving average price of $23.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $24.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $55.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.58, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.06.

BNP PARIBAS/S (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $12.61 billion during the quarter. BNP PARIBAS/S had a return on equity of 7.34% and a net margin of 18.54%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that BNP PARIBAS/S will post 3.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

BNP PARIBAS/S Company Profile

BNP Paribas SA provides a range of banking and financial services in France and internationally. It operates through two divisions, Retail Banking and Services, and Corporate and Institutional Banking. The company offers long-term corporate vehicle leasing, and rental and other financing solutions; and digital banking and investment services, cash management, and factoring services to corporate clients, as well as wealth management services.

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