UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) by 38.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 676,654 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 187,475 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc.’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA were worth $5,657,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Fisher Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 348,907.9% during the 2nd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 36,534,142 shares of the bank’s stock worth $305,425,000 after acquiring an additional 36,523,674 shares in the last quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 12.2% during the 1st quarter. Aristotle Capital Management LLC now owns 33,750,761 shares of the bank’s stock worth $256,911,000 after acquiring an additional 3,676,506 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 24.9% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 10,489,427 shares of the bank’s stock worth $79,825,000 after acquiring an additional 2,092,037 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 6.9% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,345,129 shares of the bank’s stock worth $40,676,000 after acquiring an additional 343,494 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA by 12.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,625,179 shares of the bank’s stock worth $38,667,000 after acquiring an additional 512,195 shares in the last quarter.

Several equities analysts recently commented on BBVA shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, September 8th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.75.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) opened at 8.54 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $56.88 billion and a P/E ratio of 12.58. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 52 week low of $6.04 and a 52 week high of $9.35. The company has a 50-day moving average of $8.79 and a 200 day moving average of $8.42.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NASDAQ:BBVA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA had a net margin of 17.53% and a return on equity of 9.26%. The company 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 fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 9th will be paid a $0.1061 dividend. This is a boost from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 5th. This represents a $0.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.97%.

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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