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Do Hedge Funds Love Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (BBVA)?

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The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA).

Hedge fund interest in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. At the end of this article we will also compare BBVA to other stocks including Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET), National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE:NGG), and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Grp, Inc. (ADR) (NYSE:SMFG) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to analyze the recent action encompassing Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA).

How have hedgies been trading Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 0% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Bill Miller’s Legg Mason Capital Management has the number one position in Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA), worth close to $1.6 million, amounting to less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Dreman Value Management, managed by David Dreman, which holds a $1.1 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions consist of Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.

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