BidaskClub upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report released on Tuesday morning.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on BBVA. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $9.75 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, UBS AG raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a sell rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $9.75.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ BBVA) traded down 1.84% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $9.07. 2,174,087 shares of the stock traded hands. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12 month low of $5.67 and a 12 month high of $9.31. The firm has a market cap of $60.41 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.58. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $8.67 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.79.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last announced its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18. The firm had revenue of $6.96 billion for the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA had a net margin of 18.03% and a return on equity of 10.08%. Analysts anticipate that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will post $0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Ronald Blue & Co. LLC acquired a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the first quarter worth approximately $100,000. Johnson Financial Group LLC boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 10.8% in the first quarter. Johnson Financial Group LLC now owns 14,225 shares of the bank’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 1,382 shares during the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the second quarter worth approximately $109,000. Proficio Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 59.4% in the first quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 13,103 shares of the bank’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 4,884 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. acquired a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the first quarter worth approximately $125,000.

About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

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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