Two Sigma Investments LP Acquires New Position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA)

Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE:BBVA) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 114,780 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $607,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Weatherstone Capital Management bought a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria during the fourth quarter valued at $5,881,000. SG Americas Securities LLC grew its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 623.6% in the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 1,002,287 shares of the bank’s stock worth $5,302,000 after purchasing an additional 863,772 shares during the last quarter. Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 7.9% during the fourth quarter. Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. now owns 4,506,400 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $23,839,000 after acquiring an additional 329,800 shares during the last quarter. Susquehanna Fundamental Investments LLC bought a new stake in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria during the fourth quarter valued at $700,000. Finally, Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 51.4% during the fourth quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. now owns 375,119 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,984,000 after acquiring an additional 127,429 shares during the last quarter.

BBVA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. HSBC cut shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.75.

BBVA traded up $0.14 on Wednesday, hitting $6.42. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 99,290 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,805,258. The company has a market cap of $40.78 billion, a PE ratio of 7.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.70 and a beta of 0.95. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA has a 12 month low of $4.99 and a 12 month high of $8.18. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 1st. The bank reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $5.46 billion during the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a net margin of 24.54% and a return on equity of 7.66%. Research analysts forecast that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be given a dividend of $0.1821 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 6.02%. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 32.95%.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Profile

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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