Is Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) A Good Investment?


Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE:SAN) finished Thursday with an addition of $0.02 to close at $2.52, an upside of 0.80 percent. An average of 3,873,200 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.11 in the past week, and it reached a new high 14 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 5,986,610 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 6,047,912.

SAN stock has increased by 1.61% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $2.30 on 09/07/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 02/10/22, shares of the company touched a low of $2.28 and a high of $4.01 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 15 times so far this year and lost -23.40% or -$0.77 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -37.16% from the 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.58. The stock’s beta is 1.11. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 0.77, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.47.

The company has a payout ratio of 17.50%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.0571 a share, representing a up of 1.42% from $0.0563 last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.0009 reported on Wednesday March 23 2022.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.91 and a total debt to equity ratio of 2.91 for the recent quarter. Its gross profit as reported stood at $39.48 billion compared to revenue of $54.97 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Banco Santander S.A.’s return on assets was 0.60%.

Earnings Surprise

At the end of the recent quarter, Banco Santander S.A.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $336.97 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 September was 48.32%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 37.23%.

As of today, SAN’s price is $2.57 -4.18% or -$0.11 from its 5-day moving average. SAN is currently trading +2.02% higher than its 20-day SMA and -12.50% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +3.70% above the SMA50 and -20.50% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 63.06% and 72.97%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.08. With the 14-day stochastic at 59.46% and the average true range at 0.08, the RSI (14) stands at 49.27%. The stock has reached -0.05 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.01.

Analyst Ratings

Credit Suisse upgraded Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE: SAN) to a an Outperform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a Neutral.


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