Avestar Capital LLC reduced its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) by 26.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 20,514 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 7,289 shares during the period. Avestar Capital LLC’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria were worth $90,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 123.9% in the fourth quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 8,658 shares of the bank’s stock worth $46,000 after buying an additional 4,791 shares in the last quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 34.8% in the third quarter. Comerica Securities Inc. now owns 34,315 shares of the bank’s stock worth $216,000 after buying an additional 8,851 shares in the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 11.9% during the third quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 85,197 shares of the bank’s stock worth $537,000 after purchasing an additional 9,092 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 26.5% during the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 43,886 shares of the bank’s stock worth $276,000 after purchasing an additional 9,192 shares during the period. Finally, BTIM Corp. raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 26.5% during the fourth quarter. BTIM Corp. now owns 48,175 shares of the bank’s stock worth $255,000 after purchasing an additional 10,100 shares during the period. 2.95% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have commented on BBVA shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. HSBC downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th. Finally, Citigroup raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.02.

Shares of BBVA stock opened at $6.10 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12 month low of $4.99 and a 12 month high of $9.54. The stock has a market cap of $38.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.36, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.87.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The bank reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a net margin of 17.14% and a return on equity of 7.11%. The company had revenue of $6.42 billion for the quarter. On average, research analysts anticipate that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will post 0.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Company Profile

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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