Investment Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Changes for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE: BBVA) recently received a number of ratings updates from brokerages and research firms:

  • 11/1/2018 – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 10/31/2018 – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $6.25 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Banco Bilbao Vizcaya is engaged in a wide variety of banking, financial and related activities in Spain. “
  • 10/30/2018 – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Banco Bilbao Vizcaya is engaged in a wide variety of banking, financial and related activities in Spain. “
  • 10/25/2018 – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria was upgraded by analysts at Citigroup Inc from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.

Shares of NYSE:BBVA traded down $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.01. The stock had a trading volume of 258,947 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,060,031. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.25. The firm has a market cap of $38.68 billion, a PE ratio of 8.23, a P/E/G ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 0.94. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a fifty-two week low of $5.46 and a fifty-two week high of $9.54.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 61.4% in the second quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 34,694 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $243,000 after buying an additional 13,195 shares during the last quarter. HRT Financial LLC acquired a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the second quarter valued at approximately $154,000. Iberiabank Corp acquired a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the third quarter valued at approximately $218,000. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 9.1% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 823,894 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,191,000 after buying an additional 68,406 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thomas White International Ltd. raised its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 1.4% in the second quarter. Thomas White International Ltd. now owns 521,821 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,653,000 after buying an additional 7,353 shares during the last quarter. 3.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale banking, asset management, and private banking services. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts, fixed-term deposits, subordinated deposits, and other accounts. It also offers loan products; and foreclosed real-estate assets from residential mortgages and developers, as well as lending to developers.

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