Headlines about BBVA Banco Frances (NYSE:BFR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BBVA Banco Frances earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.3003485609457 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of BBVA Banco Frances (NYSE:BFR) traded up 1.10% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $15.68. The stock had a trading volume of 863,782 shares. BBVA Banco Frances has a 52 week low of $14.55 and a 52 week high of $21.90. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $16.93 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.07 and a beta of 0.67.

The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 10th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 10th were paid a $0.167 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 8th. This is an increase from BBVA Banco Frances’s previous annual dividend of $0.10.

BFR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group lowered BBVA Banco Frances to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. BidaskClub lowered BBVA Banco Frances from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised BBVA Banco Frances from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 22nd. ValuEngine lowered BBVA Banco Frances from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, UBS AG raised BBVA Banco Frances from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

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About BBVA Banco Frances

BBVA Banco Frances SA (the Bank) is a provider of financial services to large corporations, small and medium-size companies (SMEs), as well as individual customers. The Bank is focused on the financial sector, through its activities related to banking/financial, pension fund manager and insurance. The Bank has all its operations, property and customers located in Argentina.

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