The shares of TAL Education Group (NYSE:TAL) has been pegged with a rating of Neutral by Macquarie in its latest research note that was published on April 12th, 2019. Macquarie wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of TAL Education Group, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Morgan Stanley advised investors in its research note published on March 25th, 2019, to Overweight the TAL stock. The stock had earned Buy rating from Citigroup when it published its report on January 9th, 2019. The stock was given Buy rating by The Benchmark Company in its report released on April 27th, 2018, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $42. CLSA was of a view that TAL is Outperform in its latest report on April 4th, 2018. Macquarie thinks that TAL is worth Neutral rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on October 27th, 2017.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 9 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 11 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $35.27. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 65.37% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 44.48.
The shares of the company dipped by -1.25% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $34.74 while ending the day at $34.86. During the trading session, a total of 3.57 million shares were traded which represents a 7.89% incline from the average session volume which is 3.88M shares. TAL had ended its last session trading at 35.30. TAL Education Group currently has a market cap of $19.90B, while its P/E ratio stands at 60.21, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 8.50, with a beta of 0.12. TAL Education Group debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.14, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.10. TAL 52-week low price stands at $21.08 while its 52-week high price is $47.63.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.21 earnings per share which is above the $0.08 predicted by most analysts. The TAL Education Group generated $585.99 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $576.34 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.13 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 38.1%. TAL Education Group has the potential to record 0.58 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at HSBC Securities published a research note on January 15th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (NYSE:BBVA) is now rated as Hold. Morgan Stanley also rated BBVA as Upgrade on March 25th, 2019, with its price target of $13 suggesting that BBVA could surge by 17.15% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $6.21/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by 1.13% to reach $7.58/share. It started the day trading at $6.32 and traded between $6.21 and $6.28 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that BBVA’s 50-day SMA is 5.98 while its 200-day SMA stands at 6.08. The stock has a high of $8.18 for the year while the low is $4.99. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 7.50, while the P/B ratio is 0.67. At the moment, only of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.28M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.44 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 4.15%. Looking further, the stock has raised 9.03% over the past 90 days while it gained 3.46% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Fisher Asset Management LLC sold more BBVA shares, decreasing its portfolio by -0.17% during the last quarter. This move now sees Fisher Asset Management LLC selling -74,196 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 44,058,051 shares of BBVA, with a total valuation of $252,452,632. Aristotle Capital Management LLC meanwhile sold more BBVA shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $230,320,794 worth of shares. Harding Loevner LP followed the path by decreasing its BBVA portfolio by -20.61% in the quarter. This means that Harding Loevner LP sold -6,346,075 shares in the last quarter and now controls 24,450,820 shares of the BBVA stock, with the valuation hitting $140,103,199.
Similarly, Managed Account Advisors LLC decreased its Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. shares by -15.75% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -899,687 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 4,812,525 shares of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. which are valued at $27,575,768. In the same vein, Heathbridge Capital Management Lt increased its Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 329,800 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 4,506,400 shares and is now valued at $25,821,672. Following these latest developments, around 7.90% of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.