Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA)’s share price gapped up prior to trading on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $5.48, but opened at $5.60. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria shares last traded at $5.70, with a volume of 3218831 shares changing hands.

BBVA has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.25 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.02.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 0.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $37.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.90, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.87.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The bank reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a return on equity of 7.11% and a net margin of 17.14%. The business had revenue of $6.42 billion for the quarter. Analysts expect that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 21.4% in the 3rd quarter. Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. now owns 4,176,600 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $26,313,000 after buying an additional 735,600 shares during the period. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 1.4% in the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 44,132,247 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $278,033,000 after buying an additional 592,236 shares during the period. Jane Street Group LLC raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 280.8% in the 2nd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 635,611 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $4,449,000 after buying an additional 468,716 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 9,403,718 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $65,826,000 after buying an additional 420,463 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE raised its holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 5.0% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 8,082,275 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $56,576,000 after buying an additional 388,100 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 2.95% of the company’s stock.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Company Profile (NYSE:BBVA)

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale banking, asset management, and private banking services. The company accepts various deposits, such as current and savings accounts, fixed-term deposits, subordinated deposits, and other accounts. It also offers loan products; and foreclosed real-estate assets from residential mortgages and developers, as well as lending to developers.

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