BNP PARIBAS/S (BNPQY) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

BNP PARIBAS/S (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Thursday.

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. “

Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of BNP PARIBAS/S from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Shares of OTCMKTS:BNPQY traded down $0.39 during trading on Thursday, hitting $31.82. 217,112 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 170,382. BNP PARIBAS/S has a 1-year low of $30.89 and a 1-year high of $42.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83. The stock has a market cap of $80.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.16 and a beta of 1.15.

BNP PARIBAS/S (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May 4th. The financial services provider reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter. BNP PARIBAS/S had a net margin of 17.19% and a return on equity of 11.36%. The company had revenue of $13.27 billion during the quarter. equities research analysts anticipate that BNP PARIBAS/S will post 3.72 earnings per share for the current year.

About BNP PARIBAS/S

BNP Paribas SA provides a range of banking and financial services in France and internationally. The company operates through two divisions, Retail Banking and Services; and Corporate and Institutional Banking. It offers long-term corporate vehicle leasing, and rental and other financing solutions; and digital banking and investment services, cash management, and factoring services to corporate clients, as well as wealth management services.

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