Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) by 3.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 139,504 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 4,838 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA were worth $1,166,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,095,208 shares of the bank’s stock worth $14,185,000 after buying an additional 18,985 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the fourth quarter worth $3,258,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. raised its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 2.8% in the first quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. now owns 563,468 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,288,000 after buying an additional 15,540 shares during the last quarter. Atria Investments LLC raised its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 5.6% in the first quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 50,755 shares of the bank’s stock worth $386,000 after buying an additional 2,692 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA during the first quarter worth $148,000.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) opened at 8.79 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $58.54 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.16. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12 month low of $5.72 and a 12 month high of $9.35. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $8.79 and its 200-day moving average is $7.87.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA had a net margin of 18.03% and a return on equity of 10.08%. The firm had revenue of $6.96 billion during the quarter. On average, equities analysts forecast that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will post $0.61 EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS AG upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.75.

About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA

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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