Popular, Inc. (BPOP): Future Outlook & ROI Potential

Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Popular, Inc. (BPOP) was $53.10. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $53.57, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $54.03. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $52.17 and a 2nd Support Level at $51.23. Popular, Inc. (BPOP) stock has lost -$3.53, or -6.23%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$0.80, or -1.48%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $0.80, or 1.53%. This year-to-date, Popular, Inc. (BPOP) shares have gained $5.88, or 12.45%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Popular, Inc. (BPOP) stock, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 25% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 100,073 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $5,313,876K. Popular, Inc. (BPOP) generates $2,674 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $618,160 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 19.97%, a 3-Year Total Return of 87.30%, and a 5-year Total Return of 82.85%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.300 per share on 03/07/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.26%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.20.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in  Dec-18, Popular, Inc. (BPOP) reported earnings of $1.34 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.40 per share, representing a -0.06 difference and 4.24% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in  Sep-18, the reported earnings of $1.38 represented a 0.2 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.18 per share, which was a 16.53% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 03/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.45 per share. This estimate came from a total of 2 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.45 and the low estimate was $1.44. In the year-ago quarter, Popular, Inc. (BPOP) generated per-share earnings of $0.89. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +62.92% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 41 purchases (134,013 shares in total) and 20 sale (30,531 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 41 insider buys amounting to 134,013 shares and 21 insider sales amounting to 36,531 shares. In the past full year, 49 insider purchases were made (involving 155,253 shares) and 44 insider sell-offs equivalent to 83,835 shares.

Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 28.29, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 22.05, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 3.23. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 19.39 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 14.98.