Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVAL) Shares Up 1%

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (NYSE:AVALGet Rating) shares rose 1% on Monday . The company traded as high as $4.24 and last traded at $4.24. Approximately 1 shares were traded during mid-day trading, a decline of 100% from the average daily volume of 132,390 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.20.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $4.24 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.95. The firm has a market cap of $4.51 billion, a PE ratio of 4.00 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03.

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVALGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 16th. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $931.23 million during the quarter. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores had a net margin of 16.85% and a return on equity of 8.81%. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, June 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 2nd were given a dividend of $0.245 per share. This is a boost from Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 1st. This represents a $0.98 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 24.14%. Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.53%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AVAL. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores by 14.5% in the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,253,872 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $7,247,000 after purchasing an additional 158,334 shares during the period. Itau Unibanco Holding S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores during the 4th quarter valued at $3,196,000. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in shares of Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores during the 3rd quarter valued at $2,193,000. Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores in the 3rd quarter worth $1,688,000. Finally, StoneX Group Inc. bought a new position in Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores in the 1st quarter worth $1,264,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 0.45% of the company’s stock.

About Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores (NYSE:AVAL)

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores SA provides a range of financial services and products to public and private sector customers in Colombia and Central America. It offers traditional deposit services and products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, time deposits, and other deposits. The company also provides commercial loans comprising general purpose loans, working capital loans, leases, loans funded by development banks, corporate credit cards, and overdraft loans; consumer loans, such as payroll loans, personal loans, automobile and other vehicle loans, credit cards, overdrafts, leases, and general purpose loans; and microcredit and mortgage loans.

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