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Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Banco de Chile (NYSE: BCH), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11139.44. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Banco de Chile is 67.94 (with a change from open of -0.10%), this in conjunction with a target price of 70.83. Volume today has so far reached 18500, with an average volume of about 37.67. The GAP for this stock, is 0.15%.

The P/E ratio is 12.77, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 12.56. The current EPS for Banco de Chile, is 5.32, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -4.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 22.57%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Banco de Chile, EPS is looking like it will grow 0.33% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.30%. Quarter over quarter is 14.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 28.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 4.60%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 87.90% and institutional ownership is 3.40%. Shares outstanding is 163.96, while shares float is at a value of 39.36. Float short for Banco de Chile is 0.42% and the short ratio is 4.36.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.66, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.66. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 47.50%. The profit margin is 28.60%.

Banco de Chile has seen returns on assets of 1.90%, and on investment, 8.10%. Return on equity is 21.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.75. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.67, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.67 and Price/cash is 1.88, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are 1.06% and 10.46% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.72% and the 52 week low is 29.54%.

Banco de Chile has a dividend yield of 4.27%, with a current price of 67.94. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 56.40%. This is in an industry, Foreign Regional Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Banco de Chile is based in Chile.

Performance in the Foreign Regional Banks industry means that Banco de Chile has seen performance for the past week of -0.88%, with performance for the month coming to 1.49%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 8.97%, and for the half year the performance is 18.11%. Volatility for this week is 1.12% and for the month this is 1.46%.

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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