Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the eight research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BBVA. Zacks Investment Research lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. ValuEngine raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) opened at $9.10 on Tuesday. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a fifty-two week low of $6.34 and a fifty-two week high of $9.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $59,756.20, a P/E ratio of 14.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.05.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a return on equity of 7.49% and a net margin of 16.46%. The business had revenue of $7.27 billion during the quarter. analysts anticipate that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will post 0.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Brown Advisory Inc. boosted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 120.7% during the 3rd quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 39,430 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $352,000 after purchasing an additional 21,566 shares in the last quarter. Harding Loevner LP boosted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 718.0% during the 3rd quarter. Harding Loevner LP now owns 224,278,507 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $58,375,000 after purchasing an additional 196,859,082 shares in the last quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 226.3% during the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 72,318 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $645,000 after purchasing an additional 50,158 shares in the last quarter. Glovista Investments LLC bought a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria during the 3rd quarter valued at $108,000. Finally, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 2.2% during the 3rd quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,657,342 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $14,786,000 after purchasing an additional 35,330 shares in the last quarter. 3.17% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 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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