Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are covering the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on BBVA. Zacks Investment Research lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. HSBC reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research report on Thursday, September 15th. Barclays PLC raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group began coverage on Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research report on Friday, September 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Finally, RBC Capital Markets raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) opened at 6.15 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $42.39 billion and a PE ratio of 9.92. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $6.61 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.16. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12 month low of $5.14 and a 12 month high of $8.39.

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 4th were given a $0.072 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 30th.

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Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Synovus Financial Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter worth approximately $591,000. World Asset Management Inc raised its stake in shares of 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 worth $2,568,000 after buying an additional 35,666 shares during the last quarter. American Assets Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter worth approximately $238,000. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of 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. Finally, Cambiar Investors LLC raised its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 9.6% in the third quarter. Cambiar Investors LLC now owns 24,582,766 shares of the company’s stock worth $146,513,000 after buying an additional 2,153,674 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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