News coverage about Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.584890335708 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.80. The company had a trading volume of 3,270,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,350,000. The company has a market capitalization of $58,490.00, a P/E ratio of 13.54, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a fifty-two week low of $6.39 and a fifty-two week high of $9.54.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on BBVA. Zacks Investment Research raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Santander lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. BidaskClub lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.00.

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About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

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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