News coverage about Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander-Chile earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.1210371032865 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

BSAC has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Banco Santander-Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday. Citigroup cut Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Deutsche Bank cut Banco Santander-Chile to a “sell” rating and set a $32.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Banco Santander-Chile from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.60.

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Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) traded up $0.13 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $33.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 198,158 shares, compared to its average volume of 346,179. The company has a quick ratio of 1.69, a current ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75. Banco Santander-Chile has a twelve month low of $23.13 and a twelve month high of $34.98. The company has a market capitalization of $15,645.73, a P/E ratio of 17.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.74.

Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The bank reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.02. Banco Santander-Chile had a return on equity of 18.00% and a net margin of 20.98%. The business had revenue of $729.84 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $449.44 million. equities analysts expect that Banco Santander-Chile will post 2.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Banco Santander-Chile Company Profile

Banco Santander-Chile (the Bank), formerly Banco Santander Chile, is a Chilean bank. The Bank’s segments include Retail banking, Middle-market, Global Corporate Banking and Corporate Activities (Other). The Retail Banking segment consists of individuals and small to middle-sized entities (SMEs). The Middle-market segment serves companies and large corporations.

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