Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) Receives $7.58 Consensus PT from Analysts

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $7.85.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on BBVA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 2nd. Societe Generale started coverage on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 15th. Finally, Barclays PLC raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BOKF NA increased its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 14.1% in the third quarter. BOKF NA now owns 30,031 shares of the bank’s stock worth $179,000 after buying an additional 3,717 shares during the last quarter. Keybank National Association OH increased its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 143.5% in the fourth quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 330,898 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,240,000 after buying an additional 194,991 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 530.2% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 445,638 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,017,000 after buying an additional 374,923 shares during the last quarter. Thomas White International Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter worth approximately $3,092,000. Finally, Harding Loevner LP increased its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 8.1% in the first quarter. Harding Loevner LP now owns 25,803,741 shares of the bank’s stock worth $196,367,000 after buying an additional 1,932,610 shares during the last quarter.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) opened at 8.04 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $52.74 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.23. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a one year low of $5.14 and a one year high of $8.38. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $7.60 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.89.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 1st. The bank reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter. The firm earned $6.71 billion during the quarter. On average, equities research analysts expect that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will post $0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 4th will be issued a $0.114 dividend. This is an increase from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s previous special dividend of $0.07. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 31st.

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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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