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How to buy Banco de Chile stock | 18.99

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Banco de Chile is a banks—regional business based in the US. Banco de Chile shares (BCH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Banco de Chile

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Banco de Chile. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BCH. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Banco de Chile reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$18.99, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Banco de Chile, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Banco de Chile. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Banco de Chile's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Banco de Chile's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$18.99, which is 1.56% down on its pre-crash value of USD$19.29 and 51.92% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$12.5.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Banco de Chile shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$697.51 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$934.12.

Banco de Chile share price

Use our graph to track the performance of BCH stocks over time.

Banco de Chile shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$18.99
52-week range USD$12.5 - USD$27.54
50-day moving average USD$15.742
200-day moving average USD$17.332
Wall St. target price USD$19.89
PE ratio 10.8931
Dividend yield USD$0.83 (5.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.8

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Is it a good time to buy Banco de Chile stock?

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Banco de Chile price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.99 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) 3.94%
1 month (2020-10-30) 20.57%
3 months (2020-08-28) 10.54%
6 months (2020-05-29) 14.81%
1 year (2019-11-29) -7.09%
2 years (2018-11-29) -35.84%
3 years (2017-11-29) -77.21%
5 years (2015-11-27) -68.28%

Is Banco de Chile under- or over-valued?

Valuing Banco de Chile stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Banco de Chile's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Banco de Chile's P/E ratio

Banco de Chile's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Banco de Chile shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Banco de Chile's PEG ratio

Banco de Chile's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2565. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Banco de Chile's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Banco de Chile financials

Gross profit TTM USD$1,615.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.31%
Return on equity TTM 15.72%
Profit margin 34.38%
Book value $10
Market capitalisation USD$7.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banco de Chile shares

There are currently 906,293 Banco de Chile shares held short by investors – that's known as Banco de Chile's "short interest". This figure is 22.8% up from 738,266 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Banco de Chile shares can be evaluated.

Banco de Chile's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Banco de Chile's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Banco de Chile shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Banco de Chile shares traded daily (recently around 164183.51449275). Banco de Chile's SIR currently stands at 5.52. In other words for every 100,000 Banco de Chile shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5520 shares are currently held short.

However Banco de Chile's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Banco de Chile shares, or, against the total number of tradable Banco de Chile shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Banco de Chile's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Banco de Chile shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Banco de Chile shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Banco de Chile.

Find out more about how you can short Banco de Chile stock.

Banco de Chile share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 58.39% of net profits

Recently Banco de Chile has paid out, on average, around 58.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.53% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Banco de Chile shareholders could enjoy a 5.53% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Banco de Chile's case, that would currently equate to about $0.83 per share.

Banco de Chile's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Banco de Chile's most recent dividend payout was on 2 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Banco de Chile's shares ever split?

Banco de Chile's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 23 November 2018. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Banco de Chile shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Banco de Chile shares which in turn could have impacted Banco de Chile's share price.

Banco de Chile share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Banco de Chile's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.5 up to $27.54. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Banco de Chile's is 0.2943. This would suggest that Banco de Chile's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Banco de Chile overview

Banco de Chile, together with its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services to customers in Chile. The company operates through four segments: Retail, Wholesale, Treasury, and Subsidiaries. It offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, current accounts, demand deposits and accounts, saving accounts, and time deposits; commercial, mortgage, micro entrepreneurial, and installment loans; and credit and debit cards. The company also provides leasing, factoring, and foreign trade services; transactional banking services, such as current account management, payments, collections, representation, and asset custody; and advisory services for initial public offerings, capital increases, sales and purchases of blocks of shares, private capital placements, public share tenders, mergers and acquisitions, company valuations, bond issuances, and syndicated loans. In addition, it offers securities brokerage, mutual funds management, investment banking, life and general insurance, and securitization services. The company serves individuals; small and medium enterprises; and wholesale customers. It operates through 353 branches, as well as 1,712 automatic teller machines. Banco de Chile was founded in 1855 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.

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