Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Banco Bilbao Vizcaya is engaged in a wide variety of banking, financial and related activities in Spain. “

BBVA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BidaskClub lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.75.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $8.46. The stock had a trading volume of 2,039,532 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,030,000. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 52 week low of $6.04 and a 52 week high of $9.35.

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

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BBVA. CAPROCK Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the 2nd quarter valued at about $109,000. Shelton Capital Management bought a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the 2nd quarter valued at about $132,000. Gilbert & Cook Inc. bought a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the 2nd quarter valued at about $134,000. Johnson Financial Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $140,000 after purchasing an additional 2,577 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. boosted its holdings in shares of 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 valued at $147,000 after purchasing an additional 1,080 shares during the last quarter.

About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

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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