Brokerage firm analysts are predicting that Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) will grow at an accelerated rate over the next five years.  Sell-side analysts are looking for the company to grow 13.47% over the next year and 11.39% over the next five years.

Even though the stock market can seem erratic and unpredictable, investors may be able to take some steps to help combat the chaos. One thing that investors have the ability to do is create an overall plan and stick to it. This may be one of the single most important factors in achieving success in the stock market. Of course, if something doesn’t seem to be working over an extended period of time, then maybe some action may need to be taken and the plan should be adjusted. Scrapping a plan too early may bring about a lot of unnecessary worry and confusion. Staying disciplined and keeping the proper perspective might help the investor better position themselves on the front lines. 

EPS measures what each share is worth and also indicates how much money their sharehoders would gain if the company was to pay out all of its profits.  Earnings Per Share is computed by dividing the total profit by its total shares.  Banco de Chile’s trailing 12- months EPS is 0.59.  Last year, their EPS growth was 5.10% and their EPS growth over the past five years was 3.40%.  

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH)’s stock was 4.48%.  Last week, it was 0.27%, -0.03% over the last quarter, and  3.61% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, Banco de Chile stock was -8.97% off of the high and 5.57% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -10.76% (High), 10.52%, (Low). 

HISTORICAL GROWTH

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH)’s performance this year to date is 4.48%.  The stock has performed 0.27% over the last seven days, -3.05% over the last thirty, and -0.03% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Banco de Chile’s stock has been 3.61% and -9.44% for the year.

FUTURE GROWTH ESTIMATES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 3.20 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $31.39 on the stock.

Investors often have to calculate risk/reward scenarios when navigating the equity market. Keeping track of alternatives and gauging the likelihood of certain outcomes can help with designing a legitimate strategy. When all the research and planning has been completed, there may come a time when the investor has to make a decision and get ready to take some action. There will obviously be some trades that work out great and others that don’t. Accepting the fact that this is part of the process can help keep the investor focused on the next trade instead of lamenting the past. 

The advice provided on this website is general advice only. It has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this advice you should consider the appropriateness of the advice, having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs.  Where quoted, past performance is not indicative of future performance.