Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) Receives “Neutral” Rating from UBS Group


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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS Group in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports.

BBVA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 27th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 3rd. Bank of America raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 22nd. Finally, Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in a report on Wednesday, March 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.75.

NYSE BBVA traded up $0.02 on Tuesday, hitting $5.66. 147,784 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,553,753. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a twelve month low of $2.49 and a twelve month high of $5.86. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38. The company has a market capitalization of $37.74 billion, a P/E ratio of -70.75 and a beta of 1.45. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $5.36 and a 200 day moving average of $4.80.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $6.28 billion for the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a positive return on equity of 6.45% and a negative net margin of 0.44%. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will post 0.2 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Cordasco Financial Network acquired a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria during the 1st quarter valued at about $25,000. Private Capital Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the fourth quarter valued at about $38,000. Assetmark Inc. acquired a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $45,000. Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV bought a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $49,000. Finally, TD Ameritrade Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria during the 4th quarter valued at $50,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 2.10% of the company’s stock.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Company Profile

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA engages in the traditional banking businesses of retail banking, asset management, private banking, and wholesale banking. It operates through the following segments: Spain, the United States, Mexico, Turkey, South America, and Rest of Eurasia. The Spain segment includes mainly the banking and insurance business that the group carries out in Spain.

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