Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research note issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Creelan-Sandf now expects that the firm will post earnings of $0.60 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.61. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s FY2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Citigroup Inc. cut shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. 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. 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. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Finally, HSBC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research note on Thursday, September 15th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned 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 an average price target of $7.00.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) opened at 6.47 on Thursday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $6.51 and a 200-day moving average of $6.19. The stock has a market capitalization of $40.94 billion and a PE ratio of 15.08. 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. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 4th were given a dividend of $0.072 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 30th.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Huntington National Bank boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 0.7% in the third quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 16,957 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 115 shares in the last quarter. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC raised 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 worth $658,000 after buying an additional 373 shares during the last quarter. Ballentine Partners LLC raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 1.6% in the third quarter. Ballentine Partners LLC now owns 36,574 shares of the company’s stock worth $217,000 after buying an additional 563 shares during the last quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 3.3% in the third quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 27,320 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 882 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Genesee Valley Trust Co. raised its stake 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 worth $241,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares during the last quarter.

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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