Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (AVAL) Upgraded at Citigroup

Citigroup upgraded shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVAL) from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research report released on Wednesday morning, Marketbeat reports.

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th.

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Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores stock opened at $8.74 on Wednesday. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores has a 52-week low of $7.76 and a 52-week high of $9.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,079.19, a PE ratio of 12.67 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74.

The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 11th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 2nd will be given a $0.0288 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 4.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 29th. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores’s payout ratio is currently 59.42%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its holdings in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 29.3% during the 4th quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 1,322,394 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $11,240,000 after purchasing an additional 299,317 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP grew its holdings in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 115.2% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 42,260 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $379,000 after purchasing an additional 22,627 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC grew its holdings in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 16.1% during the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 294,364 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,502,000 after purchasing an additional 40,817 shares in the last quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores during the 3rd quarter valued at $224,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores during the 3rd quarter valued at $110,000. 21.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores Company Profile

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA is a Colombia-based holding company primarily engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the acquisition, purchase and sale of stocks, bonds and other securities of companies active in the financial sector. The Company provides a variety of financial services and products across the Colombian market, ranging from traditional banking services, such as loans and deposits to pension and severance fund management, as well as the provision of legal representation services.The Company owns such subsidiaries as Banco de Bogota SA, Banco Popular SA, among others.

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