Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA): Low Growth But Reasonable Valuations And Strong Capital Position

The median price target for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., (BBVA) over the next 12 months is $6.14, which means that it could rise by 10.23% from its current position. Despite that, some analysts believe that it won’t perform excellent, setting a lower price target of $4.57 for the stock which means it could rise by -17.95%. Most analysts believe that the company’s stock has the potential to rise by 49.01% or more. For Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. to record further gain analysts believe that the company has to hit $8.3 price target. The high price target for BBVA for next 12 months currently stands at $8.3. This means that the highest 12 months price target is 49.01% above its last closing price. For most investors, the 2.01% change in the share price could have prompted them to buy the stock, but doing that would be a mistake as it would be taking into consideration only the short-term performance of the stock. The stock closed December 16, 2019 trading at $5.57 which saw downtrend of 5.29% since the beginning of 2019. The price of the stock has risen by 10.95% from average 12-month price target of $6.18 expected by the analysts.

A look at the BBVA stock today shows that it has gained 5.69% of its value over the past one year, which has led to some investors becoming excited about the short-term performance of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA). If we turn to the stock analysts in general, they revealed that most of them are still bearish about the chances of the shares. The consensus rating from analysts for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) is 0 which is a buy rating. Over the past week, the stock has been rated as a Buy 1 times while it has been rated as a Hold 2 times. The 52-week high price for BBVA is $6.44 which is attained on April 17 while its 52-week low currently stands at $4.62 and was reached on August 20. At the moment, the stock is trading $0.04 above its YTD moving average set at $5.53.

In order to determine if the stock is worthy of your patience, you should know that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) is now trading at 7.91X the earnings per share recorded over the past 12 months. This is a downtrend compared to the readings of the sector which is 16.86X while the industry average stands at 14.17X. The most popular way to value a stock is to look at its historic Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio with the help of its earnings report over the past 12 months. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. was able to achieve an EPS of $0.7 during the last four quarters. The P/E ratio is widely known due to the fact that it is widely used, simple, effective, and, tautologically.

On Monday, December 16 of 2019, the 14-day Absolute ATR (Average True Range) for BBVA moved by $0.1. Over the past seven days, the stock’s average daily volatility stood at 1.75%. A stock with a low volatility is usually a good one as it means that investors are very confident in the stock. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.’s trading volume has recently moved to 5.08 million, which is compared with the average daily volume of 4.84 million shares.

The daily chart for BBVA, points out that the company has recorded 1.64% gains over the past six months. However, it is still 20.56% higher than its most recent low trading price. The performance of the stock over the past five days shows that it is up 6.7% though it is 5.9% above its three-week moving average. It is worthy to know that price action is not always clear. There are times when a stock will undergo some negatives, trade erratically within some range or even act very unpredictable. When that happens, then making use of moving averages makes the pattern clearer for traders. Comparing to 50-day SMA, the price of the stock has surged by 5.41% while it is up 1.96% against the 200-day SMA. This is usually seen as the last support line for a stock, as a move downward could signal a bearish trend or market. The daily chart of BBVA reveals that it has gained some grounds as it ended Monday with a 6.3% rise over the past 30 days.