Media stories about BanColombia (NYSE:CIB) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BanColombia earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.0791059597951 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of BanColombia (CIB) opened at 42.48 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $44.00 and a 200 day moving average of $41.29. BanColombia has a 12-month low of $31.98 and a 12-month high of $47.20. The company has a market cap of $10.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.80 and a beta of 0.32.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, July 5th were paid a $0.3116 dividend. This represents a yield of 3.1%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 30th. BanColombia’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.62%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on CIB shares. BidaskClub raised shares of BanColombia from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. Standpoint Research lowered shares of BanColombia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BanColombia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. Credit Suisse Group set a $45.00 price target on shares of BanColombia and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 24th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $41.00 price target (down previously from $42.00) on shares of BanColombia in a report on Monday, June 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $43.50.

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About BanColombia

Bancolombia SA (Bancolombia) is a financial institution engaged in providing a range of financial products and services to a diversified individual, corporate, and government customer base throughout Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean region. The Bank operates through 10 segments: Banking Colombia, Banking Panama, Banking El Salvador, Leasing, Trust, Investment Banking, Brokerage, Off Shore and All other.

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