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Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE: SAN) Is Up 13.56% Year-To-Date, But There Is Speculation That It Will Rally

Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE:SAN) traded at $3.36 at last check on Tuesday, January 24, made an upward move of 0.15% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $3.35 with the day’s price range being $3.32 – $3.35. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 5.44. In terms of its 52-week price range, SAN has a high of $4.01 and a low of $2.26. The company’s stock has gained about 13.56% over that past 30 days.

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Banco Santander S.A. has a market cap of $56.31 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Jan 25, 2017 – Feb 01, 2017. With its Forward Dividend at 0.11 and a yield of 3.34%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the SAN stock to gain ahead of the earnings release.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the SAN stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.

Based on estimates by 24 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 7 have rated the Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) stock as a Hold, while 15 rate it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 1 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note the current price level is 6.27% off its SMA20 and 13.21% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 71.19 while the volatility over the past week is 1.70% and jumps to 1.53% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.08, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.07. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $4.31, with the estimates having a low of $2.91 and a high of $5.52. These price ends are 13.39% and -64.29% off the today’s price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -25.6% if the SAN share price touches on the median price of $4.22.

Let’s briefly compare Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of 0.15% and -4.83% over the past 12 months for SAN competes that of Bank of America Corporation (BAC), which has seen its stock price rise 0.98% in the latest trading session and is -24.98% over the last one year. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.40% and -0.23%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE:SAN), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 4.15 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 4.0 million. Current shares outstanding are 16.77 billion.

The insiders hold 21.00% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 1.90%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 5.38 million at a short ratio of 1.01. This represents a 0.03% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock 13.56% up in year-to-date price movement.

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