Does Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) offer a good opportunity for investors?

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (NYSE: BBVA) stock jumped 0.63% on Friday to $4.80 against a previous-day closing price of $4.77. With 1.62 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 2.78 million shares. During the session, the Banks – Diversified company that operates in wider Financial sector, reached to the highest price of $4.8750 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $4.7700. The 52-week range on BBVA shows that it touched its highest point at $7.26 and its lowest point at $3.93 during that stretch. With its current market cap of 31.01 billion, BBVA has annualized dividend of $0.34 while the current yield stands at 7.12%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.33.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of BBVA was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -2.64%, but this was up by 5.96% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 7.87% while six-month performance fell -15.19%. The stock lost -23.81% in the past year, while it has lost -18.23% so far this year. EPS is expected to grow by 40.10% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 5.10%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 6.24 billion BBVA shares are outstanding with a float of 6.24 billion shares on hand for trading. On Jul 14, 2022, short shares totaled 1.59 million, which was 0.03% higher than short shares on Jun 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Carlos Torres Vila as the firm’s Group Exec. Chairman, Mr. Onur Genc serves as its CEO & Exec. Director.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 2.87% of BBVA’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 2.35% of BBVA, in contrast to 0.10% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in BBVA with 0.82% of the stake, Fisher Asset Management LLC holds 52,399,159 shares worth 52,399,159. A second-largest stockholder of BBVA, Harding Loevner LP, holds 22,293,475 shares, controlling over 0.35% of the firm’s shares. Parametric Portfolio Associates L is the third largest shareholder in BBVA, holding 8,272,237 shares or 0.13% stake. With a 0.02% stake in BBVA, the DFA International Value Series is the largest stakeholder. A total of 973,742 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Dimensional International Value E, which owns about 0.01% of BBVA stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 789,643 shares valued at 3.51 million. DFA International Core Equity Por holds 0.01% of the stake in BBVA, owning 671,340 shares worth 2.98 million.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for BBVA since 23 analysts follow the stock currently. There are 11 analysts who recommend BUY ratings, while 1 suggest SELL ratings. Of the remaining analysts, 9 believe that the stock is worth HOLDING, 2 give it an OVERWEIGHT rating, and 0 thinks that it’s UNDERWEIGHT. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With BBVA analysts setting a high price target of $7.91 and a low target of $4.99, the average target price over the next 12 months is $6.54. Based on these targets, BBVA could surge 64.79% to reach the target high and rise by 3.96% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 36.25% from current levels.

EPS: Estimates vs Actual

It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy. BBVA will report FY 2022 earnings on 02/01/2023. Analysts have provided yearly estimates in a range of $0.96 being high and $0.60 being low. For BBVA, this leads to a yearly average estimate of $0.86. The earnings surprise of a firm occurs when the actual results change from the consensus earnings estimate. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. surprised analysts by $0.13 when it reported $0.29 EPS against a consensus estimate of $0.15. The surprise factor in the prior quarter was $0.06. Based on analyst estimates, the high estimate for the next quarter is $0.23 and the low estimate is $0.23. The average estimate for the next quarter is thus $0.23.

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