Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.79.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on BBVA. Zacks Investment Research lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 26th. ValuEngine raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Citigroup raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, UBS Group downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 14th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 1.4% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 44,132,247 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $278,033,000 after acquiring an additional 592,236 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 4.7% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 9,403,718 shares of the bank’s stock worth $65,826,000 after buying an additional 420,463 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 5.0% during the second quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 8,082,275 shares of the bank’s stock worth $56,576,000 after buying an additional 388,100 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 2.3% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,683,079 shares of the bank’s stock worth $39,782,000 after buying an additional 127,331 shares during the period. Finally, Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 21.4% during the third quarter. Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. now owns 4,176,600 shares of the bank’s stock worth $26,313,000 after buying an additional 735,600 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 2.95% of the company’s stock.



Shares of NYSE BBVA opened at $5.39 on Friday. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a 52-week low of $5.27 and a 52-week high of $9.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a current ratio of 1.05. The company has a market capitalization of $35.66 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.38, a PEG ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 0.94.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Company Profile

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale banking, asset management, and private banking services. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts, fixed-term deposits, subordinated deposits, and other accounts. It also offers loan products; and foreclosed real-estate assets from residential mortgages and developers, as well as lending to developers.

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