BNP Paribas SA (OTCMKTS:BNPQY) Short Interest Up 29.5% in May

BNP Paribas SA (OTCMKTS:BNPQYGet Free Report) was the recipient of a large growth in short interest during the month of May. As of May 31st, there was short interest totalling 13,600 shares, a growth of 29.5% from the May 15th total of 10,500 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 225,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.1 days.

BNP Paribas Trading Down 3.0 %

BNPQY stock traded down $0.97 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $31.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,026,333 shares, compared to its average volume of 205,262. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $36.18 and its 200-day simple moving average is $33.96. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 0.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66. The stock has a market cap of $70.81 billion, a PE ratio of 6.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.26 and a beta of 1.45. BNP Paribas has a 52 week low of $28.24 and a 52 week high of $39.32.

BNP Paribas (OTCMKTS:BNPQYGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $13.55 billion for the quarter. BNP Paribas had a return on equity of 8.54% and a net margin of 22.90%. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that BNP Paribas will post 4.8 EPS for the current year.

BNP Paribas Increases Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 24th. Investors of record on Monday, May 20th will be given a $2.4911 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 17th. This is a boost from BNP Paribas’s previous dividend of $1.80.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several analysts have recently commented on BNPQY shares. Berenberg Bank raised shares of BNP Paribas to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 23rd. The Goldman Sachs Group raised BNP Paribas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 26th.

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About BNP Paribas

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BNP Paribas SA provides various banking and financial products and services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through three divisions: Corporate & Institutional Banking; Commercial, Personal Banking & Services; and Investment & Protection Services.

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