Parallel Advisors LLC raised its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) by 259.3% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 8,121 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,861 shares during the quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria were worth $47,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. raised its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 1.0% in the first quarter. Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. now owns 4,549,800 shares of the bank’s stock worth $26,070,000 after acquiring an additional 43,400 shares in the last quarter. Jane Street Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 1,432.6% during the fourth quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 2,945,378 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $15,581,000 after acquiring an additional 2,753,195 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 623.6% during the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,002,287 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,302,000 after acquiring an additional 863,772 shares during the last quarter. Allen Capital Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 3.7% during the fourth quarter. Allen Capital Group LLC now owns 968,465 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,762,000 after acquiring an additional 35,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 11.1% during the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 961,244 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,508,000 after acquiring an additional 96,012 shares during the last quarter.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.75.

NYSE BBVA opened at $5.69 on Thursday. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a twelve month low of $4.99 and a twelve month high of $7.89. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 9th were given a dividend of $0.1821 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, April 8th. This represents a yield of 6.02%. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.95%.

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About Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

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, 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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