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How to buy Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A stock

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A is a banks-diversified business based in the US. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares (BBVA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A employs 123,174 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$37.2 billion.

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  3. Search for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BBVA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A share price

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$2.49 - USD$5.6082
50-day moving average USD$5.0882
200-day moving average USD$3.879
Wall St. target priceUSD$5.71
PE ratio 7.7577
Dividend yield USD$0.291 (5.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.718

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Is Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A under- or over-valued?

Valuing Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's P/E ratio

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's PEG ratio

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5567. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A financials

Gross profit TTM USD$15.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.53%
Return on equity TTM 7.22%
Profit margin 8.43%
Book value $8.082
Market capitalisation USD$37.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares

There are currently 2.2 million Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's "short interest". This figure is 22.5% down from 2.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares can be evaluated.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares traded daily (recently around 3.1 million). Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's SIR currently stands at 0.72. In other words for every 100,000 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 720 shares are currently held short.

However Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A.

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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A share dividends

34%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.11% of net profits

Recently Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A has paid out, on average, around 34.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 17.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shareholders could enjoy a 17.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.291 per share.

While Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 24 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 April 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's shares ever split?

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's shares were split on a 48:47 basis on 11 April 2012. So if you had owned 47 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 48 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's share price.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.49 up to $5.6082. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BBVA.US volatility(beta: 1.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's is 1.8691. This would suggest that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S-A overview

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides retail banking, wholesale banking, asset management, and private banking services. The company provides current accounts, savings accounts, term deposits, subordinated deposits, and other accounts. It also offers loan products, deals in securities, and manages pension funds. In addition, the company provides credit cards; corporate and investment banking services; insurance products; and real estate services. It operates in Spain, Mexico, South America, the United States, Turkey, Asia-Pacific, and rest of Europe. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain.

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