BNP Paribas SA (NASDAQ:BNPQY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a $28.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 11.38% from the stock’s current price.

According to Zacks, “BNP PARIBAS is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the four strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s. The group holds key positions in three major segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. Present throughout Europe in all of its business lines, the bank’s two domestic markets in retail banking are France and Italy. In the United States, BNP Paribas employs 15,000 people including 2,500 employees in its Corporate and Investment Banking as well as Asset Management and Services businesses which are headquartered in New York. It is also present in other financial hubs throughout the United States including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Boston. BNP Paribas also operates a retail banking business through its subsidiary Bank of the West with over 700 branches in the Western US. “

Several other research firms also recently issued reports on BNPQY. Jefferies Group started coverage on shares of BNP Paribas SA in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG started coverage on shares of BNP Paribas SA in a report on Friday. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock.

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Shares of BNP Paribas SA (NASDAQ:BNPQY) traded up 0.68% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $25.14. The company had a trading volume of 35,732 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $62.63 billion and a P/E ratio of 8.39. BNP Paribas SA has a 12 month low of $19.46 and a 12 month high of $31.35. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $25.12 and its 200-day moving average price is $25.00.

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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