Media stories about Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, (NYSE:BLX) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.8962450216982 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, (NYSE BLX) traded up $0.34 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $28.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 98,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 133,316. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. The company has a market cap of $1,130.00, a PE ratio of 15.04 and a beta of 1.64. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, has a 1 year low of $25.51 and a 1 year high of $30.51.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, (NYSE:BLX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The bank reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $31.07 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.94 million. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, had a return on equity of 7.32% and a net margin of 29.97%. equities research analysts expect that Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, will post 2.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.385 per share. This represents a $1.54 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.33%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,’s payout ratio is 81.05%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $28.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub cut Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.50.

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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, Company Profile

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA (the Bank) is a specialized multinational bank. The Bank is established to support the financing of trade and economic integration in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Company operates in two segments: Commercial and Treasury. The Bank’s Commercial segment incorporates all of the Bank’s financial intermediation and fees generated by the commercial portfolio activities, such as origination of bilateral and syndicated credits, short- and medium-term loans, acceptances and contingent credits.

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