BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts
BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty research firms that are currently covering the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is €48.88 ($54.31).
Several research firms have commented on BNP. HSBC set a €44.00 ($48.89) price objective on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 30th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of BNP Paribas SA in a research note on Friday, September 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG set a €50.00 ($55.56) target price on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 27th. Barclays PLC set a €50.00 ($55.56) target price on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Jefferies Group set a €52.00 ($57.78) target price on shares of BNP Paribas SA and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 14th.
Shares of BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) traded up 1.57% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching €49.31. 6,422,293 shares of the company traded hands. BNP Paribas SA has a 52 week low of €35.27 and a 52 week high of €58.17. The stock has a market capitalization of €61.42 billion and a PE ratio of 9.23. The firm has a 50 day moving average of €45.73 and a 200-day moving average of €44.56.
BNP Paribas SA Company Profile
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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