Morgan Stanley lowered its position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (NYSE:AVAL) by 10.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 243,878 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 29,498 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley’s holdings in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores were worth $1,993,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 10.4% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,445,279 shares of the bank’s stock worth $11,808,000 after buying an additional 135,632 shares in the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 18.4% in the first quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 487,980 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,987,000 after buying an additional 75,947 shares in the last quarter. Findlay Park Partners LLP increased its position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 10.4% in the first quarter. Findlay Park Partners LLP now owns 1,613,698 shares of the bank’s stock worth $13,182,000 after buying an additional 152,310 shares in the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP increased its position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 0.3% in the first quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 7,690,216 shares of the bank’s stock worth $65,852,000 after buying an additional 22,135 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oxford Asset Management bought a new position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores during the first quarter worth $274,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 21.96% of the company’s stock.

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (AVAL) traded up 0.38% on Tuesday, reaching $9.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,033 shares. The company has a market cap of $10.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.00 and a beta of 0.56. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $8.73 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.28. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. has a 52-week low of $7.18 and a 52-week high of $9.24.

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A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. upgraded Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores Company Profile

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA is a Colombia-based holding company primarily engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the acquisition, purchase and sale of stocks, bonds and other securities of companies active in the financial sector. The Company provides a variety of financial services and products across the Colombian market, ranging from traditional banking services, such as loans and deposits to pension and severance fund management, as well as the provision of legal representation services.The Company owns such subsidiaries as Banco de Bogota SA, Banco Popular SA, among others.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVAL)

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