Shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA (NYSE:AVAL) have received an average broker rating score of 4.17 (Sell) from the three analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong sell recommendation and one has given a hold recommendation to the company. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores’ rating score has declined by 47.3% in the last three months as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.
Brokerages have set a one year consensus price objective of $8.50 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.14 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores an industry rank of 65 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
A number of research analysts have weighed in on AVAL shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th.
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVAL) traded down $0.08 on Tuesday, hitting $8.83. 50,544 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 106,922. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.05 and a quick ratio of 1.05. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores has a twelve month low of $7.42 and a twelve month high of $9.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,145.90, a PE ratio of 15.22 and a beta of 0.59.
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVAL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The bank reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by ($0.01). Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores had a return on equity of 8.41% and a net margin of 7.55%. The company had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.48 billion. research analysts expect that Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores will post 0.6 earnings per share for the current year.
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores Company Profile
Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA is a Colombia-based holding company primarily engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the acquisition, purchase and sale of stocks, bonds and other securities of companies active in the financial sector. The Company provides a variety of financial services and products across the Colombian market, ranging from traditional banking services, such as loans and deposits to pension and severance fund management, as well as the provision of legal representation services.The Company owns such subsidiaries as Banco de Bogota SA, Banco Popular SA, among others.
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