Media stories about Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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 Vizcaya Argentaria earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.8544149669622 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- BBVA Consolidar Seguros — Moody’s Affirms BBVA Consolidar Seguros’ Ba2/Aaa.ar ratings, outlook remains stable (finance.yahoo.com)
- Catalunya Banc SA — Moody’s takes rating actions on Spanish banks (finance.yahoo.com)
- Short Interest in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) Declines By 38.6% (americanbankingnews.com)
- Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria : BBVA to Invest $50 Million in Chinese Venture Capital Fund (4-traders.com)
- BidaskClub Lowers Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
BBVA traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $8.05. 2,087,529 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,685,312. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. The company has a market cap of $51,810.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.03, a PEG ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 1.16. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a 52-week low of $7.54 and a 52-week high of $9.54.
The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.1866 per share. This is an increase from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s previous special dividend of $0.11. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 6th. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 41.10%.
Several research firms recently commented on BBVA. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Finally, HSBC raised shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.27.
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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Company 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, 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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