Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) by 1.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 2,132,776 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,885 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA were worth $17,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in BBVA. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 12.5% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 274,627 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,090,000 after purchasing an additional 30,443 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. grew its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 2.1% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 186,156 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,417,000 after purchasing an additional 3,820 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG grew its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 18.6% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 212,800 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,619,000 after purchasing an additional 33,447 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 9.8% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 2,034,913 shares of the bank’s stock worth $15,486,000 after purchasing an additional 181,149 shares during the period. Finally, Atria Investments LLC grew its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 1.7% in the second quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 51,630 shares of the bank’s stock worth $432,000 after purchasing an additional 875 shares during the period.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ BBVA) opened at $8.33 on Friday. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a fifty-two week low of $6.04 and a fifty-two week high of $9.35.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA had a net margin of 17.53% and a return on equity of 9.26%. The firm had revenue of $7.27 billion for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 9th were issued a dividend of $0.1061 per share. This is a boost from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 5th. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.10%. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.57%.

BBVA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, August 28th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.75.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Company Profile

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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