Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Banco Bilbao Vizcaya is engaged in a wide variety of banking, financial and related activities in Spain. “

BBVA has been the topic of several other research reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 15th. Societe Generale began coverage on shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a report on Thursday, February 23rd. They issued a “sell” rating on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.00.

Analyst Recommendations for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA)

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) remained flat at $7.58 during trading on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 1,880,077 shares. The stock has a market cap of $49.72 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.47. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.81 and its 200 day moving average is $6.58. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a one year low of $5.14 and a one year high of $7.67.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 0.7% in the third quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 16,957 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 115 shares during the last quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. purchased a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the fourth quarter valued at $101,000. Lebenthal Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 34.3% in the fourth quarter. Lebenthal Asset Management LLC now owns 15,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 3,999 shares during the last quarter. Atria Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter valued at $122,000. Finally, Nuveen Fund Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the third quarter valued at $138,000.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Company Profile

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA is a diversified international financial company engaged in retail banking, asset management, private banking and wholesale banking. The Company operates through seven segments: Banking Activity in Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, Turkey, Rest of Eurasia, Mexico, South America and United States.

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