News stories about Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.7020408968882 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria (BBVA) traded down $0.17 on Tuesday, reaching $8.36. 1,740,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,124,062. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria has a 12 month low of $6.04 and a 12 month high of $9.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $55,160.00, a P/E ratio of 13.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 0.97.

Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.19. Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria had a net margin of 16.46% and a return on equity of 7.49%. The company had revenue of $7.27 billion during the quarter. equities research analysts anticipate that Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria will post 0.76 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 9th were paid a $0.1061 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 5th. This is an increase from Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.08%. Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria’s dividend payout ratio is 47.89%.

BBVA has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, September 18th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.75.

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Banco Bilbao Viscaya Argentaria 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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