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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH)?

The company in question is, Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) currently with a stock price of 67.83 (0.97% today). The market cap for Banco de Chile is 10932.16, and is in the sector Financial, and Foreign Regional Banks industry. The target price for Banco de Chile is 68.32. Currently Banco de Chile is trading with a P/E of 13.13, and a forward P/E of 12.66. Average volume for Banco de Chile is 40 and so far today it is 57300.

Performance in the last year for Banco de Chile has been 18.34%. For EPS growth, Banco de Chile has seen a growth of -4.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -0.20%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 4.60% over the last five years and could be 7.30% for the next five years. Banco de Chile has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 28.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 14.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.72%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.91%.

Since the IPO date for Banco de Chile on the 8/2/2002, Banco de Chile has seen performance year to date to be 22.37%. With Banco de Chile trading at 67.83, the dividend yield is 4.28%, and the EPS is 5.17.

So could Banco de Chile, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.13. The PEG is 1.8, P/S is 3.71 and the P/B is at 2.74. The P/cash is 1.89, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Banco de Chile ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.66, and total debt/equity at 2.66.

In terms of margins, Banco de Chile has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 47.60% and a profit margin of 28.70%.Payout ratio for Banco de Chile is 56.40%. Return on assets come to 1.90% with return on investment coming to 8.10%.

Insider ownership for Banco de Chile, is at 87.90% and institutional ownership comes to 3.40%. Outstanding shares are at 161.17. While shares float is 39.36. The float short is currently 0.43%, and short ratio is 4.25.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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