BidaskClub upgraded shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (NYSE:AVAL) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a report released on Saturday.

Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

Shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (AVAL) opened at 9.00 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $8.73 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $10.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.00 and a beta of 0.56. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores has a 12-month low of $7.18 and a 12-month high of $9.27.

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Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Citadel Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 13.7% in the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 15,201 shares of the bank’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 1,830 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 0.8% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 335,139 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,775,000 after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 0.5% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 541,198 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,482,000 after buying an additional 2,930 shares during the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP raised its stake in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 35.4% in the first quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 21,471 shares of the bank’s stock worth $175,000 after buying an additional 5,611 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 121.6% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 20,142 shares of the bank’s stock worth $165,000 after buying an additional 11,051 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 21.96% of the company’s stock.

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores Company Profile

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA is a Colombia-based holding company primarily engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the acquisition, purchase and sale of stocks, bonds and other securities of companies active in the financial sector. The Company provides a variety of financial services and products across the Colombian market, ranging from traditional banking services, such as loans and deposits to pension and severance fund management, as well as the provision of legal representation services.The Company owns such subsidiaries as Banco de Bogota SA, Banco Popular SA, among others.

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