Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) was downgraded by investment analysts at Jefferies Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on BBVA. RBC Capital Markets upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 20th. HSBC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research note on Thursday, September 15th. Finally, Barclays PLC upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.00.

Analyst Recommendations for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA)

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) opened at 6.69 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $42.33 billion and a PE ratio of 15.59. The company has a 50 day moving average of $6.50 and a 200 day moving average of $6.20. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 52 week low of $5.14 and a 52 week high of $8.42.

The business also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 4th were given a dividend of $0.072 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 30th.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake 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. Synovus Financial Corp bought a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter valued at $591,000. World Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 9.0% in the third quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 430,917 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,568,000 after buying an additional 35,666 shares during the period. American Assets Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter valued at $238,000. Finally, Chickasaw Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 0.3% in the third quarter. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC now owns 110,364 shares of the company’s stock valued at $658,000 after buying an additional 373 shares during the period.

About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

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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