Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group cut their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst B. Creelan-Sandf now forecasts that the bank will earn $0.78 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.80. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s FY2018 earnings at $0.80 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.87 EPS.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.75.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) opened at $8.51 on Monday. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12-month low of $6.04 and a 12-month high of $9.35.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.19. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA had a net margin of 17.53% and a return on equity of 9.26%. The business had revenue of $7.27 billion for the quarter.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BBVA. CAPROCK Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the second quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Shelton Capital Management bought a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the second quarter valued at approximately $132,000. Gilbert & Cook Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the second quarter valued at approximately $134,000. Johnson Financial Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 18.1% during the second quarter. Johnson Financial Group LLC now owns 16,802 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 2,577 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. raised its holdings in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 6.6% during the second quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 17,566 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $147,000 after buying an additional 1,080 shares during the last quarter.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 9th were issued a dividend of $0.1061 per share. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 5th. This is a boost from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Company Profile

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA (BBVA) is a diversified financial company engaged in retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management and private banking. Its segments include Banking Activity in Spain, Real Estate Activity in Spain, the United States Turkey, Mexico, South America and Rest of Eurasia.

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