Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $9.75.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BBVA. CAPROCK Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the 2nd quarter worth about $109,000. Shelton Capital Management purchased a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the 2nd quarter worth about $132,000. Gilbert & Cook Inc. purchased a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the 2nd quarter worth about $134,000. Johnson Financial Group LLC lifted its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 18.1% during the 2nd quarter. Johnson Financial Group LLC now owns 16,802 shares of the bank’s stock worth $140,000 after purchasing an additional 2,577 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. lifted its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 17,566 shares of the bank’s stock worth $147,000 after purchasing an additional 1,080 shares in the last quarter.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19. The firm had revenue of $7.27 billion during the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA had a return on equity of 9.26% and a net margin of 17.53%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Investors of record on Monday, October 9th were issued a dividend of $0.1061 per share. This is a boost from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 5th. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.86%.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Company Profile

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA (BBVA) is a diversified financial company engaged in retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management and private banking. Its segments include Banking Activity in Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, the United States Turkey, Mexico, South America and Rest of Eurasia.

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