FY2019 EPS Estimates for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Increased by Analyst (BBVA)

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) – Research analysts at Jefferies Financial Group increased their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, February 12th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst B. Creelan-Sandf now forecasts that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.78 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $0.76. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s FY2020 earnings at $0.74 EPS.

Other research analysts have also issued reports about the company. ValuEngine upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 29th. Finally, Citigroup upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.02.

Shares of BBVA opened at $5.78 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $38.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.57, a PEG ratio of 3.50 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a current ratio of 1.09. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a 52 week low of $4.99 and a 52 week high of $8.82.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 51.4% in the 4th quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. now owns 375,119 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,984,000 after purchasing an additional 127,429 shares during the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 5.8% in the 4th quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 90,101 shares of the bank’s stock worth $477,000 after purchasing an additional 4,904 shares during the last quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 313.5% in the 4th quarter. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc now owns 21,500 shares of the bank’s stock worth $113,000 after purchasing an additional 16,300 shares during the last quarter. Fiera Capital Corp bought a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter worth $121,000. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 4.2% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 60,048 shares of the bank’s stock worth $317,000 after purchasing an additional 2,437 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 2.95% of the company’s stock.

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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