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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Banco de Chile, BCH

Banco de Chile, BCH is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Foreign Regional Banks in the sector of Financial. Based in Chile, Banco de Chile, BCH  has a market cap of 11064.94. Since its IPO date on the 8/2/2002, Banco de Chile, BCH performance year to date is 22.01%. Today Banco de Chile, BCH has gained 0.43%, with a current price of 67.92.

Ownership of the company is 87.90% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 3.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 56.40%. Return of assets are at 1.90%, with return on investment at 8.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Banco de Chile, BCH is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.66. While Total debt/equity is 2.66. With a profit margin of 28.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 47.60%. Banco de Chile ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Banco de Chile, BCH has seen a EPS growth of -4.80%. A performance for the year of 23.15%. The 52-week high is -2.75%, and the 52-week low is 29.51%. The average volume for Banco de Chile, BCH is 8990.

With a target price of 67.4, can Banco de Chile, BCH reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Banco de Chile, BCH. Banco de Chile has a P/E of 12.66 and a forward P/E of 12.21. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.73. Banco de Chile also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.63 and 2.64 respectively. For P/cash, Banco de Chile has a value of 1.85, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 67.92, Banco de Chile has a dividend yield of 4.29%. We see a return on equity of 21.30%.

Looking more long-term Banco de Chile, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.30%. In the short-term an EPS growth of -1.98% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -4.80% for this year and for the last five years a 4.60% growth has been seen.

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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