Media headlines about Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Bradesco SA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.455111626386 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on BBD. BidaskClub upgraded Banco Bradesco SA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) raised Banco Bradesco SA from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.40 target price on the stock in a report on Monday. Scotiabank downgraded Banco Bradesco SA from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Banco Bradesco SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $12.20.

Shares of Banco Bradesco SA (NYSE:BBD) traded down 0.80% on Thursday, reaching $11.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 11,940,348 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $10.41 and a 200-day moving average of $9.39. Banco Bradesco SA has a 12 month low of $7.15 and a 12 month high of $11.47. The firm has a market cap of $68.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.29 and a beta of 1.75.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.0061 per share. This is a boost from Banco Bradesco SA’s previous special dividend of $0.01. This represents a dividend yield of 0.64%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 3rd. Banco Bradesco SA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 7.86%.

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About Banco Bradesco SA

Banco Bradesco SA is a commercial bank. The Bank offers a range of banking and financial products and services in Brazil and abroad to individuals, large, mid-sized and small companies, and local and international corporations and institutions. Its segments include Financial; Insurance and Capitalization bonds; Pension plans, and Other Activities.

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