Is Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) A Safe Bet For Investors?

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Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) closed its last session at $7.11. The stock traded within a range of $7.09 and $7.16. The company operates in the Financial Services sector with a market capitalization of 114.43 Million. Trading volume for Banco Santander, S.A. was 8.36 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) has an average volume of 4.05 Million.

Company Profile

Banco Santander SA is the biggest bank in Spain and the biggest international bank in Latin America as well.  The Bank concentrates its activities in Andalucia, Castilla-Leon, Catalonia, Madrid, Valencia and Cantabria.  The Bank provides banking services for individuals and companies, leasing, factoring, stockbrokerage and mutual fund services.

Analyst Views

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) received a Buy rating from 2 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) touched its 1-Year High price of $7.16 on 01/11/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $5.24 on 02/08/17.

EPS & Financials

For the current quarter, 0 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0/share and a low EPS of $0/share.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with HIGH volatility. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.85 Million. According to today’s trading volume Banco Santander, S.A. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 21 Percent and Institutional ownership of 1.3 Percent. The return on assets stands at 0.5%, Return on Equity currently is 7.5% and the Return on Investment value is 5.7%.

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN) gross margin percentage stands at 0% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 42.9 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 12 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.94% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 7.85 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 9.36 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 8.72 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 42.9%. The return on invested capital is at 5.7%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 0.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 9.36%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 8.72% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.