Analysts See $3.86 EPS for Credicorp Ltd. (BAP); Western Asset Global High Income Fund (EHI)’s Sentiment Is 1.76

April 19, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Analysts expect Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) to report $3.86 EPS on May, 4.They anticipate $0.51 EPS change or 15.22% from last quarter’s $3.35 EPS. BAP’s profit would be $307.88 million giving it 14.81 P/E if the $3.86 EPS is correct. After having $4.11 EPS previously, Credicorp Ltd.’s analysts see -6.08% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $228.72. About 66,081 shares traded. Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) has risen 38.54% since April 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.99% the S&P500.

Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc (EHI) investors sentiment increased to 1.76 in 2017 Q4. It’s up 0.58, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 30 funds increased or started new equity positions, while 17 sold and reduced their stakes in Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. The funds in our database now possess: 10.31 million shares, up from 9.43 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 4 Reduced: 13 Increased: 16 New Position: 14.

Credicorp Ltd., through its banking and non-banking subsidiaries, provides a range of financial, insurance, and health services and products primarily in Peru and internationally. The company has market cap of $18.24 billion. It operates through four divisions: Banking, Insurance, Pension Funds, and Investment Banking. It has a 19.88 P/E ratio. The firm offers deposits, current accounts, loans, and credit facilities; and provides private pension fund management services to affiliated pensioners.

Among 9 analysts covering Credicorp LTD (NYSE:BAP), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Credicorp LTD had 12 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, August 15 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $149 target in Tuesday, March 15 report. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, August 11 report. The stock of Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, September 21. As per Tuesday, March 15, the company rating was initiated by Scotia Capital. As per Thursday, March 24, the company rating was downgraded by Santander. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of BAP in report on Friday, September 11 to “Overweight” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, September 29 by Citigroup. HSBC downgraded Credicorp Ltd. (NYSE:BAP) on Monday, November 13 to “Hold” rating.

Rivernorth Capital Management Llc holds 1.62% of its portfolio in Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. for 2.28 million shares. Shaker Financial Services Llc owns 318,906 shares or 1.54% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Saba Capital Management L.P. has 0.8% invested in the company for 1.00 million shares. The Michigan-based Robinson Capital Management Llc has invested 0.7% in the stock. Capital Investment Advisors Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 226,657 shares.

The stock decreased 0.50% or $0.0474 during the last trading session, reaching $9.4516. About 34,739 shares traded. Western Asset Global High Income Fund Inc. (EHI) has declined 6.09% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.64% the S&P500.

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