Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $7.00.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on BBVA. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 21st. Barclays PLC raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. HSBC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research note on Thursday, September 15th. Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research note on Friday, September 23rd. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, RBC Capital Markets raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Atria Investments LLC purchased a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter valued at approximately $122,000. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 12.7% in the third quarter. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 27,710 shares of the company’s stock valued at $168,000 after buying an additional 3,115 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 36.5% in the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 35,295 shares of the company’s stock valued at $210,000 after buying an additional 9,441 shares during the period. Genesee Valley Trust Co. boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 3.4% in the third quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 40,508 shares of the company’s stock valued at $241,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares during the period. Finally, Creative Planning boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 272.2% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 137,682 shares of the company’s stock valued at $821,000 after buying an additional 100,691 shares during the period.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) traded up 1.4409% on Wednesday, hitting $6.6038. 2,052,920 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $6.13 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.15. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12-month low of $5.14 and a 12-month high of $9.14. The company has a market cap of $42.61 billion and a PE ratio of 25.0144.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.072 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 30th.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Company Profile

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA is a diversified international financial company engaged in retail banking, asset management, private banking and wholesale banking. The Company operates through seven segments: Banking Activity in Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, Turkey, Rest of Eurasia, Mexico, South America and United States.

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