Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA] is -17.55% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [NYSE: BBVA] surged by $0.07 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $4.855 during the day while it closed the day at $4.84.


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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. stock has also gained 4.99% of its value over the past 7 days. However, BBVA stock has declined by -1.43% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -28.72% and lost -17.55% year-on date.

The market cap for BBVA stock reached $30.99 billion, with 6.01 billion shares outstanding and 5.99 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.01M shares, BBVA reached a trading volume of 4014703 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BBVA shares is $7.99 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BBVA stock is a recommendation set at 1.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

UBS have made an estimate for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 30, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on March 31, 2022, representing the official price target for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. is set at 0.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for BBVA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.86. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.62, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 47.19.

BBVA stock trade performance evaluation

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.99. With this latest performance, BBVA shares gained by 18.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -28.72% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -28.82% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BBVA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.83, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.41, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.12 for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.56, while it was recorded at 4.74 for the last single week of trading, and 5.55 for the last 200 days.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA] shares currently have an operating margin of +31.27. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.33.

Return on Total Capital for BBVA is now 4.98, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.81. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.08, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.57. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 397.25. Additionally, BBVA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 79.89, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.31. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 254.14, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 51.11.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA] managed to generate an average of $36,348 per employee.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BBVA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. go to 40.10%.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [BBVA]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $816 million, or 3.00% of BBVA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BBVA stocks are: FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC with ownership of 52,399,159, which is approximately 7.192% of the company’s market cap and around 7.90% of the total institutional ownership; HARDING LOEVNER LP, holding 23,355,535 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $113.04 million in BBVA stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $69.17 million in BBVA stock with ownership of nearly -0.052% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 120 institutional holders increased their position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. [NYSE:BBVA] by around 13,027,935 shares. Additionally, 133 investors decreased positions by around 10,991,919 shares, while 50 investors held positions by with 144,572,733 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 168,592,587 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BBVA stock had 29 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,359,249 shares, while 35 institutional investors sold positions of 2,537,936 shares during the same period.

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