Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat reports. 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 company.

A number of research firms have recently commented on BBVA. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 14th. Finally, HSBC downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 15th.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 101.6% in the 4th quarter. Pin Oak Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 5,063 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 2,551 shares during the last quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 123.9% in the 4th quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 8,658 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $46,000 after purchasing an additional 4,791 shares during the last quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter valued at about $48,000. WealthTrust Arizona LLC lifted its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 28.1% in the 4th quarter. WealthTrust Arizona LLC now owns 9,220 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $49,000 after purchasing an additional 2,024 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC acquired a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter valued at about $60,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 2.67% of the company’s stock.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria stock opened at $6.08 on Friday. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a one year low of $4.99 and a one year high of $8.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market cap of $39.93 billion, a PE ratio of 6.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.50 and a beta of 0.97.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be paid a $0.1821 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 8th. This represents a yield of 6.02%. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.59%.

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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