Equities analysts expect that GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) will report earnings per share of $0.18 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S’s earnings. GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S posted earnings of $0.14 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 28.6%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 28th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S will report full year earnings of $0.78 per share for the current financial year. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $0.84 per share. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S.

GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S (NYSE:AVAL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 15th. The bank reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S had a return on equity of 9.49% and a net margin of 11.06%. The business had revenue of $914.88 million during the quarter.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on AVAL shares. Santander upgraded GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a $8.00 price objective on GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $9.00.

NYSE AVAL remained flat at $$7.06 on Monday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 43,046 shares, compared to its average volume of 162,734. GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S has a 1-year low of $5.59 and a 1-year high of $9.28. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. The stock has a market cap of $2.48 billion, a PE ratio of 11.77 and a beta of 0.78.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Lindbrook Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S in the 4th quarter worth approximately $33,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund purchased a new stake in shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $59,000. Ballentine Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $63,000. Signaturefd LLC lifted its holdings in GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S by 240.9% during the third quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 13,017 shares of the bank’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 9,199 shares during the period. Finally, Diversified Trust Co purchased a new stake in GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S during the fourth quarter worth $123,000. 18.28% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

GRUPO AVAL ACCI/S Company Profile

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA provides a range of financial services and products to public and private sector customers in Colombia and Central America. The company's deposit products and services include checking accounts, savings accounts, and time deposits, as well as other deposits consisting of deposits from correspondent accounts, cashier checks, and collection services.

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