US Bancorp DE Sells 139,744 Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA)

US Bancorp DE cut its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) by 8.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,433,270 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 139,744 shares during the quarter. US Bancorp DE’s holdings in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria were worth $11,323,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in BBVA. Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter valued at about $147,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 4.3% in the 4th quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 40,272,168 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $342,313,000 after purchasing an additional 1,674,179 shares during the period. Lourd Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in the 4th quarter valued at about $655,000. Advisor Partners LLC lifted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 70.9% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 20,767 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $189,000 after purchasing an additional 8,613 shares during the period. Finally, BB&T Corp lifted its stake in shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria by 5.5% in the 4th quarter. BB&T Corp now owns 947,739 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $8,057,000 after purchasing an additional 49,573 shares during the period. 3.09% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on BBVA shares. ValuEngine raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, May 13th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 26th. UBS raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 4th. Societe Generale raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 30th. Finally, HSBC raised Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $7.22 to $7.79 in a research note on Friday, April 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.27.

Shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria opened at $7.71 on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock has a market capitalization of $50.63 billion, a PE ratio of 10.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.57 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.08. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria has a 1 year low of $7.63 and a 1 year high of $9.54.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA) last issued its earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The bank reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria had a return on equity of 6.50% and a net margin of 12.30%. The business had revenue of $325.31 million during the quarter. equities research analysts forecast that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will post 0.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Investors of record on Monday, April 9th were given a $0.1866 dividend. This is a positive change from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s previous special dividend of $0.11. The ex-dividend date was Friday, April 6th. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s payout ratio is presently 41.10%.

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, 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (NYSE:BBVA)

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