Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA – Get Free Report) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,330,000 shares, a growth of 10.2% from the August 15th total of 3,930,000 shares. Currently, 0.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 1,000,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.3 days.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Stock Down 0.3 %
Shares of NYSE BBVA traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $7.65. 762,460 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,434,846. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. The company has a market cap of $45.61 billion, a PE ratio of 6.37, a PEG ratio of 0.49 and a beta of 1.32. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $7.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $7.38. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a 12 month low of $4.36 and a 12 month high of $8.18.
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA – Get Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $7.83 billion during the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a net margin of 26.54% and a return on equity of 14.53%. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will post 1.42 EPS for the current year.
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Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 165.0% during the 1st quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,373,714 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $19,097,000 after purchasing an additional 4,590,973 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund acquired a new position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $26,563,000. Jane Street Group LLC increased its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 317.1% during the 2nd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 4,055,509 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $18,331,000 after purchasing an additional 3,083,261 shares in the last quarter. Optiver Holding B.V. increased its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 969.3% during the 1st quarter. Optiver Holding B.V. now owns 1,763,567 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $12,433,000 after purchasing an additional 1,598,646 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 44.7% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,947,777 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $37,999,000 after purchasing an additional 1,529,476 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 2.83% of the company’s stock.
About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail banking, wholesale banking, and asset management services. It offers current accounts; and demand, savings, overnight, time, term, and subordinated deposits. The company also provides loan products; deals in securities; leasing, factoring, brokerage, and asset management services; and manages pension and investment funds.
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