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Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA Downgraded to Hold at Zacks
BBVA has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at HSBC upgraded shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 5th.
BBVA acquires Portland-based Simple for $117M
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA , the parent company of Birmingham's BBVA Compass, has acquired a popular mobile banking startup called Simple for $117 million.
Billionaire Ortega's Occidental Hotels Said to Get Offers
Occidental Hotels & Resorts, the hotelier owned by billionaire Amancio Ortega and Spain's second-largest bank, has attracted interest from companies including AMResorts and Playa Hotels & Resorts, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
The Washington Post
Spain Said to Ask Banks to Accept Losses on Loans for Highways
Spain's government is asking banks including Banco Santander SA and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA to accept losses on about 3.5 billion euros of debt backed by highways, three people familiar with the matter said.
BBVA Compass Bancshares posts USD 418m of 2013 earnings
Return on average assets and return on average tangible equity for full-year 2013 were 0.60% and 6.77%, respectively.
Zillow upgraded to Buy from Fair Value at CRT Capital
On the Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary Archer Daniels upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at Scotia Capital... Banco Bilbao upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at HSBC... Becton Dickinson upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James... BlackRock upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Centene upgraded to Neutral ... (more)
The Washington Post
Telefonica Said to Seek Iusacell Mexico Merger to Take On Slim
Telefonica SA is in talks to combine its Mexico operations with Grupo Iusacell SA to form a bigger mobile-phone competitor to billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil SAB, people with knowledge of the matter said.