Buying Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) Stock Is A Smart Move Today?

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) finished Thursday with a subtraction of -$0.19 to close at $4.59, a downside of -3.89 percent. An average of 1,543,422 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.35 in the past week, and it reached a new high 7 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,022,571 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,634,750.

BBVA stock has increased by 5.96% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $4.32 on 09/07/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/10/22, shares of the company touched a low of $3.91 and a high of $7.23 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 13 times so far this year and lost -18.23% or -$1.29 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -36.41% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.48. The stock’s beta is 1.33. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 1.90, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.63.

The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.2611 a share, representing a up of 181.36% from $0.0928 last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.1684 reported on Friday February 18 2022.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 1.30 and a total debt to equity ratio of 1.30 for the quarter ending September 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $7.55 billion compared to revenue of $17.38 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.’s return on assets was 0.80%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended September 29, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. had $3.52 billion in total debt. The analyst consensus anticipated Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.16 per share, but it turned out to be $0.24, a 50.00% surprise. At the end of the quarter ending September 29, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $115.24 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 38.03%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 28.77%.

As of today, BBVA’s price is $4.79 -7.10% or -$0.35 from its 5-day moving average. BBVA is currently trading +1.10% higher than its 20-day SMA and -10.20% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +15.08% above the SMA50 and -20.07% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 57.39% and 68.69%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.14. With the 14-day stochastic at 37.54% and the average true range at 0.13, the RSI (14) stands at 44.11%. The stock has reached -0.12 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.05.

Analyst Ratings

UBS upgraded Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (NYSE: BBVA) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Neutral. The consensus rating for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell BBVA, while 9 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 11 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is BBVA’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $4.99 and $7.91, with a median target of $6.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) stock is $6.53.


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