Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Banco Santander Chile (BSAC) Share Price

Headlines about Banco Santander Chile (NYSE:BSAC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander Chile earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.8664085505569 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on BSAC shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Banco Santander Chile from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, November 5th. UBS lowered shares of Banco Santander Chile from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $24.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Scotia Howard Weill lowered shares of Banco Santander Chile from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Citigroup lowered shares of Banco Santander Chile from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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 assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.00.

Banco Santander Chile (NYSE:BSAC) traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $26.77. 394,831 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 449,239. Banco Santander Chile has a 1-year low of $21.21 and a 1-year high of $32.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75, a current ratio of 1.69 and a quick ratio of 1.69. The company has a market capitalization of $12,555.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.69.

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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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