News articles about Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA)

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ BBVA) traded down 0.25% during trading on Thursday, hitting $8.13. The company had a trading volume of 2,365,257 shares. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 52 week low of $5.14 and a 52 week high of $8.70. The company has a market capitalization of $53.36 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.66. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $8.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $7.36.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The bank reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA had a return on equity of 10.08% and a net margin of 18.03%. The business had revenue of $6.80 billion during the quarter. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will post $0.61 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 16th. Barclays PLC upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. Finally, Societe Generale assumed coverage on Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. They set a “sell” rating for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.25.

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About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA (BBVA) is a diversified financial company engaged in retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management and private banking. Its segments include Banking Activity in Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, the United States Turkey, Mexico, South America and Rest of Eurasia.

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