Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] Stock trading around $3.43 per share: What’s Next?

Banco Santander S.A. [NYSE: SAN] loss -0.29% or -0.01 points to close at $3.43 with a heavy trading volume of 9721810 shares. The company report on February 4, 2021 that Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and Santander Consumer USA Inc. Confirm Termination of Written Agreement with Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

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Santander Holdings USA, Inc. (“SHUSA”) and Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) (“SC”), confirmed that the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System has authorized the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to terminate its Written Agreement dated March 21, 2017, with SHUSA and SC’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Santander Consumer USA Inc.

Since 2015, SHUSA and SC have made significant progress in strengthening board oversight, compliance, risk management, capital planning and liquidity risk management. The 2017 Written Agreement required Santander to strengthen risk management across Santander US, and its termination demonstrates the progress Santander has made in recent years. The enhancements made to SHUSA’s and SC’s risk programs in response to the 2017 Written Agreement are now fully embedded in Santander’s US operations.

It opened the trading session at $3.38, the shares rose to $3.44 and dropped to $3.35, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SAN points out that the company has recorded 57.22% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -104.17% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 8.58M shares, SAN reached to a volume of 9721810 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Banco Santander S.A. [SAN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SAN shares is $2.14 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SAN stock is a recommendation set at 4.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

HSBC Securities have made an estimate for Banco Santander S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 20, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 11, 2021, representing the official price target for Banco Santander S.A. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Banco Santander S.A. is set at 0.10, with the Price to Sales ratio for SAN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.09. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.58, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 21.86.

Trading performance analysis for SAN stock

Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.52. With this latest performance, SAN shares dropped by -0.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 57.22% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -14.55% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SAN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.39, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 68.29, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.21 for Banco Santander S.A. [SAN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.21, while it was recorded at 3.42 for the last single week of trading, and 2.50 for the last 200 days.

Banco Santander S.A. [SAN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.37. Banco Santander S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.18.

Return on Total Capital for SAN is now 2.37, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.53. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 6.68, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.44. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 485.58. Additionally, SAN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 82.92, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 310.52, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 53.03.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] managed to generate an average of $33,169 per employee.

Banco Santander S.A. [SAN]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SAN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Banco Santander S.A. go to -13.52%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Banco Santander S.A. [SAN]

There are presently around $920 million, or 1.60% of SAN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SAN stocks are: FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC with ownership of 106,227,829, which is approximately 5.547% of the company’s market cap and around 21.00% of the total institutional ownership; MACQUARIE GROUP LTD, holding 23,254,412 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $79.76 million in SAN stocks shares; and LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $60.58 million in SAN stock with ownership of nearly -0.418% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Banco Santander S.A. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 131 institutional holders increased their position in Banco Santander S.A. [NYSE:SAN] by around 27,913,247 shares. Additionally, 156 investors decreased positions by around 11,997,602 shares, while 29 investors held positions by with 228,252,812 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 268,163,661 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SAN stock had 42 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,805,130 shares, while 33 institutional investors sold positions of 1,725,643 shares during the same period.

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