Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $160.09 and last traded at $159.61, with a volume of 181,721 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $158.59.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on BAP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Credicorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $168.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 6th. Santander cut Credicorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $157.00.

The company has a market cap of $12.70 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.79. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $151.79 and its 200-day moving average price is $129.75.

Credicorp (NYSE:BAP) last posted its earnings results on Friday, May 6th. The company reported $2.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.97 by $0.07. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Credicorp Ltd. will post $12.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. KBC Group NV raised its stake in Credicorp by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. KBC Group NV now owns 12,830 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,248,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the period. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D increased its position in shares of Credicorp by 6.3% in the fourth quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D now owns 148,597 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,461,000 after buying an additional 8,767 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of Credicorp by 56.0% in the fourth quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 142,197 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,838,000 after buying an additional 51,054 shares in the last quarter. Trilogy Global Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Credicorp by 74.1% in the fourth quarter. Trilogy Global Advisors LP now owns 488,912 shares of the company’s stock valued at $47,579,000 after buying an additional 208,077 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK increased its position in shares of Credicorp by 2.8% in the fourth quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 47,308 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,416,000 after buying an additional 1,308 shares in the last quarter.

Credicorp Ltd. is a financial services holding company in Peru. The Company is has four operating segments based on its products and services. Its operational segments include banking, insurance, pension funds and investment banking. The Company’s five principal operating subsidiaries include Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP); Atlantic Security Bank (ASB), which it holds through Atlantic Security Holding Corporation (ASHC); El Pacifico-Peruano Suiza Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros (Grupo Pacifico); Prima AFP, and Credicorp Capital.

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