Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) Price Target moved up at Credit Suisse Group AG

Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) had its price target boosted by equities researchers at Credit Suisse Group AG from $154.00 to $196.00. With a rating of Outperform on the stock, Credicorp Ltd. has a 52-week high of $166.26. A number of other analysts have issued reports on the company recently, and the company has earned a consensus one-year price target of $169.89, higher than the opening price of $155.26.

The Fed stood pat on interest rates on Wednesday, helping stocks to mostly higher levels but Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated an interest rate hike is likely by year’s end

On Wednesday, the S&P 500 SPX, +1.09% ended 1.1% higher, while the Dow DJIA, +0.90% jumped by 0.9%, or 164 points, as each exchange finished in positive territory for a second consecutive day.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.03% tacked on 1% and scored a record closing high.

S&P 500 futures ESZ6, +0.36% were up 6.55 points, or 0.3%, to 2,162.75 early Thursday, while Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ6, +0.37% rose 58 points, or 0.3%, to 18,276. Nasdaq-100 futures NQZ6, +0.39% gained 16.25 points, or 0.3%, to 4,866.25.

Shares of Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) opened at $155.26 yesterday and traded in a range between, $152.78 and $157.12, and last traded at $157.04, which represents a jump of $3.14 from the previous closing price.

Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) now has a market cap of 12.50B.

The stock’s average daily volume is 277,648 shares out of a total float 51,794,000 and some 266,151 shares traded hands yesterday, below normal. Trading volume is likely to increase in the next few days as momentum traders often use upticks in trading volume to identify substantial volume aggregation or distribution by institutional investors.

However, a single day of heavy buy side trading is not enough to determine a trend. So market traders will continue to watch for institutional sponsorship as a signal that financial institutions are moving forward.

Institutional sponsorship is defined by ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

Institutional investors such as these have substantial teams of analysts researching thousands of stocks. So watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

By marking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they influence—it allows for traders to make more effective choices on trades.

With that in mind, Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE: BAP) now has a 50-day MA of $158.17 and 200-day MA of $147.36. It has traded in a 52-week range between $84.72 – 166.26 and today’s last price is 0.06% lower than the 52 week high of $166.26.

Earnings growth is a crucial factor to research when investing in stocks and investors identify companies that have grown their earnings at least 25% or more for a 3 year period.

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