Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 17,333 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $147,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Beacon Investment Advisory Services Inc. bought a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the third quarter worth about $100,000. Glovista Investments LLC bought a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the third quarter worth about $108,000. Brown Advisory Inc. lifted its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 120.7% in the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 39,430 shares of the bank’s stock worth $352,000 after acquiring an additional 21,566 shares during the last quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC lifted its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 27.7% in the third quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC now owns 49,709 shares of the bank’s stock worth $443,000 after acquiring an additional 10,796 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC lifted its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 226.3% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 72,318 shares of the bank’s stock worth $645,000 after acquiring an additional 50,158 shares during the last quarter. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on BBVA shares. BidaskClub cut Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. ValuEngine raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Santander cut Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.00.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) opened at $8.83 on Thursday. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a twelve month low of $6.34 and a twelve month high of $9.54. The company has a market capitalization of $57,392.21, a P/E ratio of 16.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA)

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