Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report published on Wednesday.

Separately, Barclays PLC raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, from an underweight rating to an equal weight rating in a report on Tuesday, September 6th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of €6.90 ($7.58).

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, (NYSE:BBVA) opened at 6.34 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $43.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.94 and a beta of 1.32. The company’s 50-day moving average is $6.51 and its 200-day moving average is $6.19. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, has a 1-year low of $5.14 and a 1-year high of $8.42.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BBVA. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, by 59.9% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,061,428 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,921,000 after buying an additional 397,483 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, by 25.2% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 859,080 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,601,000 after buying an additional 173,052 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, by 116.0% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 199,081 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,298,000 after buying an additional 106,895 shares during the period. First Republic Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, by 12.8% in the first quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. now owns 125,079 shares of the company’s stock worth $815,000 after buying an additional 14,228 shares during the period. Finally, Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, by 150.6% in the first quarter. Mariner Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 27,052 shares of the company’s stock worth $176,000 after buying an additional 16,255 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 1.76% of the company’s stock.

About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria,

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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