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Financial Stocks Judgment= Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA), Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (NYSE:HST)


Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (BBVA) engages in the retail banking, wholesale banking, asset administration, and private banking businesses mainly in Spain, Mexico, South America, the United States, and Turkey. It offers deposit products, counting personal accounts, housing accounts, savings accounts, deposit accounts, etc.; loan products, such as personal loans, mortgages, etc.; credit cards; investment products comprising mutual funds, warrants, and pension plans; and telephone and on-line banking services, in addition to ATMs for individual customers.

The company also provides discount lines, loans and advances on loans, leasing, renting, factoring, confirming, contingent liabilities, and flotation services; and foreign trade, placement of surplus cash, cash-flow administration, payment collection, payment of taxes and social security, giros, and transfer services to small and medium enterprises.

In addition, it offers corporate and business banking, and corporate and investment banking services; loans to real-estate developers and foreclosed real estate assets; asset administration; and insurance and reinsurance services. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain.

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm mainly engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. It invests in the real estate markets of United States.

It also invests in Canada, Mexico, Chile, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and Poland. The firm mainly invests in luxury and upper upscale hotels. It was formerly known as Host Marriott Corporation. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1927 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland.