Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Banco Santander Chile (NYSE:BSAC) Stock Price

News articles about Banco Santander Chile (NYSE:BSAC) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander Chile earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.5246712385844 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Banco Santander Chile (NYSE BSAC) traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $27.77. The company had a trading volume of 399,710 shares, compared to its average volume of 451,544. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,729.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.44, a PEG ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.69. 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 52-week low of $21.21 and a 52-week high of $32.02.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Banco Santander Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Citigroup cut Banco Santander Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Scotia Howard Weill upgraded Banco Santander Chile from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. UBS cut Banco Santander Chile from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $24.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco Santander Chile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Banco Santander Chile presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.00.

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About Banco Santander Chile

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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