Media stories about Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.6281541344311 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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A number of research firms recently commented on BBVA. Zacks Investment Research lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Santander lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.00.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) traded down $0.08 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.12. The company had a trading volume of 3,225,360 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,200,000. The stock has a market cap of $54,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.53, a P/E/G ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.08. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a twelve month low of $7.20 and a twelve month high of $9.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.05.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $7.49 billion during the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a negative return on equity of 1.98% and a net margin of 4.92%. research analysts anticipate that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will post 0.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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