BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts
BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty brokerages that are presently covering the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have issued a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is €48.88 ($54.31).
BNP has been the topic of several research reports. Berenberg Bank set a €30.00 ($33.33) price objective on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of BNP Paribas SA in a research report on Friday, September 23rd. Independent Research GmbH set a €50.00 ($55.56) price objective on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Morgan Stanley set a €51.50 ($57.22) price objective on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €41.00 ($45.56) price objective on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 22nd.
BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) traded up 1.57% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting €49.31. 6,422,293 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average of €45.73 and a 200 day moving average of €44.56. BNP Paribas SA has a one year low of €35.27 and a one year high of €58.17. The firm has a market capitalization of €61.42 billion and a P/E ratio of 9.23.
About BNP Paribas SA
BNP Paribas SA is a provider of banking and financial services, has four domestic retail banking markets in Europe, namely Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Bank operates in 75 countries over 147,000 in Europe. The Bank operates in two divisions: Retail Banking & Services, which include Domestic Markets and a new entity, International Financial Services which includes the operations of BancWest, Europe-Mediterranean, Personal Finance, Wealth and Asset Management and Insurance, and Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB), including Corporate Banking, Global Markets and Securities Services.
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