Insiders Are Betting on Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA)

On Nov 01, ROCHE VINCENT, President & CEO exercised an option 10,000 shares of Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), with the average selling price of the stock being $57.29 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $572,900. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, President & CEO – ROCHE VINCENT sold an extra 10,000 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Nov 01, with a share sold at an average of $108.96 and a total of $1,089,649 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the President & CEO – ROCHE VINCENT was left with 21,206 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $2310605.76.

The recent price movement of ADI means that it is now down by -10.01% from its 52-week high and 40.22% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of ADI stands at 2.22% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.13%. The beta score for this stock is 1.42. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 08/21/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 1.55 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 1.52 by 0.03. The revenue by the firm was 1.45B for the quarter.

The shares of Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) gained by 0.23%, leading to a gain of $0.26 per share, and saw ADI end the trading session at $112.29 on Thursday 11/07/19. ADI started the trading session at $113.77, before reaching a daily high of $113.82. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $111.53.

The trading volume on Thursday stood at 1136928, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 2.16 million shares, out of a total 368.12M shares. As the price of the stock climbed, the market valuation of the company gained to 41.49 billion.

The shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (NYSE: BBVA) went up by 1.67% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $5.47, which was higher than the previous closing price of $5.38. Over the past one week, the price of BBVA has jumped by 4.59%, while it has recorded a gain of 9.84% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw BBVA gain 10.51% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -5.85%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -9.29%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 3.40%. The stock price has gone up by +18.40% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -0.91% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 3,876,500 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 50% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 3,555,662 shares and the indicators have an average rating of 50% Sell. The last indicators, the long-term see BBVA stock with a 100-Day average volume of 4,186,865 shares, giving it an average rating of Hold. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves BBVA with an average rating of 8% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports BBVA stock not long ago. In its report sent out on September 26, 2019, Berenberg lowered its ratings on BBVA from a Buy to a Hold. In an earlier report on August 22, 2019, HSBC Securities Upgrade the stock from a Hold to a Buy. Societe Generale meanwhile in its report on June 26, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Sell” to “Sell”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 3.60% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 258 institutions currently hold the BBVA stock. In the last quarter, a 218,800,030 BBVA shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 36 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 29 institutions sold their entire BBVA reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 124 increased their investment while 93 decreased their investment in the stock.