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Making Sense Of Banco Santander S.A.’s (NYSE:SAN) Volatility

The trading price of Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE:SAN) closed lower on Tuesday, May 23, closing at $3.43, -1.15% lower than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $3.42 and $3.46. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 5.51, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.36. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $4.09 and a 52-week low of $2.26. Over the past month, the stock has lost -11.14% in value.

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Banco Santander S.A., whose market valuation is $56.87 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Jan 25, 2017 – Feb 01, 2017. The dividend yield on the company stock is 3.59%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.12. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $0 for 2021 and $0 for 2022.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Banco Santander S.A. No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest SAN has a 50% Sell on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned SAN a recommendation rating is 23. Out of them, 7 rate it a Hold, while 15 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) as Underweight, while 1 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

A quick review shows that SAN’s price is currently -0.49% off the SMA20 and -4.40% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 43.48, and weekly volatility stands at 1.47%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 1.78%. Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE:SAN)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.07, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.08. With analysts defining $4.30-$6.15 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $5.07 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -25.36% off the estimated low and -79.3% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if SAN’s share price rises to $5.08, which is the median consensus price. At that level, SAN’s share price would be -48.1% below current price.

To see how Banco Santander S.A. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: SAN stock’s performance was -1.15% in the latest trading, and 19.93% in the past year, while Bank of America Corporation (BAC) has traded 0.85% on the day and positioned -15.59% lower than it was a year ago. Furthermore, Banco Santander-Chile (BSAC) showed a decrease of -0.69% on the day while its price kept declining at -2.35% over the past year. Banco Santander S.A. has a P/E ratio of 5.51. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -1.12%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.69% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE:SAN) indicates that the 3-month average is 4.90 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 2.64 million.

Currently, records show that 16.27 billion of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 21.00% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 1.90%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 9.48 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 2.74 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 0.06% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 7.61 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 16.27% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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