Shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (NYSE:BLX) have earned a consensus broker rating score of 5.00 (Strong Sell) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong sell rating.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price target of $26.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.59 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, an industry rank of 100 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research analysts have issued reports on BLX shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered shares of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $28.00 to $26.00 in a research report on Friday, July 21st.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, (BLX) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $28.47. 74,017 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 79,701. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, has a fifty-two week low of $25.51 and a fifty-two week high of $30.51. The company has a quick ratio of 1.64, a current ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,120.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.98 and a beta of 1.64.

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

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a $0.385 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $1.54 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.41%. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 81.05%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, by 0.3% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 37,617 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,030,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc. grew its position in Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc. now owns 123,279 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,375,000 after purchasing an additional 3,620 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management grew its position in Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,860,019 shares of the bank’s stock worth $50,927,000 after purchasing an additional 13,600 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC grew its position in Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, by 74.3% during the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 68,052 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,888,000 after purchasing an additional 29,008 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Paradice Investment Management LLC grew its position in Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, by 4.3% during the 2nd quarter. Paradice Investment Management LLC now owns 1,886,159 shares of the bank’s stock worth $51,643,000 after purchasing an additional 77,600 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 16.34% of the company’s stock.

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About Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior,

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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