Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC

Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) by 3.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 2,126,241 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 66,878 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria were worth $16,797,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter valued at $147,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 4.3% in the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 40,272,168 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $342,313,000 after purchasing an additional 1,674,179 shares in the last quarter. Lourd Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter valued at $655,000. Advisor Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 70.9% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 20,767 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $189,000 after purchasing an additional 8,613 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BB&T Corp boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 5.5% in the 4th quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 947,739 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $8,057,000 after purchasing an additional 49,573 shares in the last quarter. 3.08% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

BBVA has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, May 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. UBS raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. Societe Generale raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 30th. Finally, HSBC raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $7.22 to $7.79 in a research note on Friday, April 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.27.

Shares of BBVA opened at $7.71 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $51.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.56, a PEG ratio of 0.58 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.05. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a twelve month low of $7.63 and a twelve month high of $9.54.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The bank reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $325.31 million during the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a net margin of 12.30% and a return on equity of 6.50%. equities research analysts forecast that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will post 0.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 9th were given a dividend of $0.1866 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, April 6th. This is a boost from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s previous special dividend of $0.11. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s dividend payout ratio is presently 41.10%.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA)

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