Equities research analysts predict that GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) will announce $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have issued estimates for GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S’s earnings. GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S reported earnings of $0.19 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 10.5%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Friday, June 14th.

On average, analysts expect that GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S will report full-year earnings of $0.86 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.83 to $0.88. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $0.96 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.93 to $0.99. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S.

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 25th. ValuEngine raised GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st.

Shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S stock traded up $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $7.25. 518,083 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 142,033. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. The firm has a market cap of $2.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.06 and a beta of 0.87. GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S has a 1 year low of $5.59 and a 1 year high of $8.65.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 11th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be paid a $0.0318 dividend. This represents a $0.38 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S’s dividend payout ratio is 45.00%.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in AVAL. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S by 5.3% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,177,027 shares of the bank’s stock worth $9,169,000 after purchasing an additional 59,229 shares in the last quarter. Qtron Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S during the first quarter worth $200,000. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S by 38.7% during the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 522,108 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,067,000 after acquiring an additional 145,617 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S by 8.1% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 443,745 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,452,000 after acquiring an additional 33,236 shares during the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S by 40.3% during the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 5,940 shares of the bank’s stock worth $46,000 after acquiring an additional 1,706 shares during the last quarter.

GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S Company Profile

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA provides a range of financial services and products to public and private sector customers in Colombia and Central America. The company's deposit products and services include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits, as well as other deposits consisting of deposits from correspondent accounts, cashier checks, and collection services.

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