Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) reached a new 52-week low on Friday . The stock traded as low as $5.96 and last traded at $5.96, with a volume of 133447 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $5.97.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 28th. Finally, UBS Group downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.90.

The firm has a market capitalization of $40.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.18, a PEG ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a current ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. HRT Financial LLC bought a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the second quarter worth about $154,000. Delpha Capital Management LLC bought a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the first quarter worth about $177,000. Hayek Kallen Investment Management raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 39.4% in the first quarter. Hayek Kallen Investment Management now owns 23,408 shares of the bank’s stock worth $185,000 after purchasing an additional 6,612 shares in the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 56.5% in the second quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 23,926 shares of the bank’s stock worth $167,000 after purchasing an additional 8,642 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tower Research Capital LLC TRC raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 60.4% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 26,997 shares of the bank’s stock worth $189,000 after purchasing an additional 10,166 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 3.14% of the company’s stock.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Company Profile (NYSE:BBVA)

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale banking, asset management, and private banking services. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts, fixed-term deposits, subordinated deposits, and other accounts. It also offers loan products; and foreclosed real-estate assets from residential mortgages and developers, as well as lending to developers.

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