Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Stock Price

News headlines about Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.2021213263535 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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BBVA stock remained flat at $$7.73 during trading on Friday. 3,498,815 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,186,702. The stock has a market cap of $52,007.59, a P/E ratio of 10.59, a PEG ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 1.16. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a 52 week low of $7.22 and a 52 week high of $9.54. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $7.49 billion for the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a net margin of 13.74% and a return on equity of 8.63%. analysts predict that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will post 0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Investors of record on Monday, April 9th will be paid a $0.1866 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 6th. This is an increase from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s previous special dividend of $0.11. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 12.33%.

Several research firms recently commented on BBVA. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. HSBC raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, Santander downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.75.

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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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