Media coverage about BBVA Franc�s (NYSE:BFR) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BBVA Franc�s earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1520546198091 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
BBVA Franc�s stock traded down $0.06 during trading on Friday, hitting $23.20. 182,091 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 181,478. BBVA Franc�s has a 52 week low of $14.55 and a 52 week high of $27.45. The company has a market capitalization of $4,151.85, a P/E ratio of 14.41 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a current ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. TheStreet raised BBVA Franc�s from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine raised BBVA Franc�s from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Santander lowered BBVA Franc�s from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded BBVA Franc�s from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.50.
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About BBVA Franc�s
BBVA Banco Francés SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services to small and medium enterprises, and individual customers in Spain, Mexico, South America, the United States, and Eurasia. The company offers current, checking, and savings accounts, as well as demand and time deposits.
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