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How to buy Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A stock

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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A is a banks-regional business based in the US. Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares (BLX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A share price

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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week rangeUSD$7.14 - USD$16.92
50-day moving average USD$15.74
200-day moving average USD$14.56
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.00
PE ratio 10.5
Dividend yield USD$1 (6.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.60

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Is Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's P/E ratio

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A'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 Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A 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 Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's PEG ratio

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.58. 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 Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A'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 Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A financials

Revenue TTM USD$100.6 million
Operating margin TTM 63.66%
Gross profit TTM USD$100.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.94%
Return on equity TTM 6.19%
Profit margin 63.2%
Book value $26.16
Market capitalisation USD$665.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares

There are currently 422,150 Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's "short interest". This figure is 25.6% up from 336,217 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares can be evaluated.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares traded daily (recently around 142138.04713805). Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's SIR currently stands at 2.97. In other words for every 100,000 Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2970 shares are currently held short.

However Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0099% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A.

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Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A share dividends

88%

Dividend payout ratio: 87.59% of net profits

Recently Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A has paid out, on average, around 87.59% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A shareholders could enjoy a 6.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A'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 Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 9 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.1386 up to $16.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLX.US volatility(beta: 1.42)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's is 1.4166. This would suggest that Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior S-A overview

Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S. A. , a multinational bank, primarily engages in the financing of foreign trade in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company operates through two segments, Commercial and Treasury. It offers short and medium-term bilateral, structured and syndicated credits, and loan commitments; letter of credit contingencies, such as issued and confirmed letters of credit, and stand-by letters of credit; and guarantees covering commercial risk and other assets. The company also provides treasury solutions. It primarily serves financial institutions, companies, and investors.

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