First Trust Advisors LP cut its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) by 10.8% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 475,413 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 57,827 shares during the quarter. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria were worth $2,515,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 2.2% in the 3rd quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 502,571 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,939,000 after purchasing an additional 11,057 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,628,344 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $22,859,000 after purchasing an additional 43,898 shares in the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 19.2% in the 3rd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 138,515 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $873,000 after purchasing an additional 22,306 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 3rd quarter valued at $115,000. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 100.8% in the 3rd quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 29,202 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $184,000 after purchasing an additional 14,662 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 2.67% of the company’s stock.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria stock opened at $6.08 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16, a current ratio of 1.09 and a quick ratio of 0.25. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12-month low of $4.99 and a 12-month high of $8.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $39.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.50 and a beta of 0.97.

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

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. 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 Tuesday, January 29th. 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.02.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria 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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