News coverage about BBVA Banco Frances (NYSE:BFR) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BBVA Banco Frances earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.763499918819 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of BBVA Banco Frances opened at $16.85 on Wednesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The stock has a market cap of $3.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.78 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.20 and a current ratio of 1.20. BBVA Banco Frances has a 12-month low of $14.11 and a 12-month high of $27.45.

The company also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 16th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th were paid a dividend of $0.209 per share. This represents a yield of 1.22%. This is an increase from BBVA Banco Frances’s previous annual dividend of $0.17. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 7th. BBVA Banco Frances’s dividend payout ratio is presently 18.42%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on BFR shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of BBVA Banco Frances from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Santander upgraded shares of BBVA Banco Frances from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. BBVA Banco Frances has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.50.

About BBVA Banco Frances

BBVA Banco Franc├ęs SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services to small and medium enterprises, and individual customers in Spain, Mexico, South America, the United States, and Eurasia. The company offers current, checking, and savings accounts, as well as demand and time deposits.

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