Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] is 2.13% higher this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

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Banco Santander S.A. [NYSE: SAN] gained 2.13% on the last trading session, reaching $3.36 price per share at the time. The company report on December 27, 2021 that Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Announces Extension of Tender Offer to Acquire Shares it Does not Own of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. for $41.50 per Share.

Santander Holdings USA, Inc. (“SHUSA”) today announced that it has extended the expiration date of its previously announced tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (“SC”) not already owned by SHUSA for $41.50 per share (the “Offer Price”).


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Under the terms of the merger agreement entered into on August 23, 2021 by and among SHUSA, SC and Max Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SHUSA (the “Purchaser”), the Tender Offer will be followed by a second-step merger (the “Merger” and together with the Tender Offer, the “Transaction”), in which the Purchaser will be merged with and into SC, with SC surviving as a wholly owned subsidiary of SHUSA, and all outstanding shares of common stock of SC not tendered in the Tender Offer will be converted into the right to receive the Offer Price in cash.

Banco Santander S.A. represents 17.31 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $58.17 billion with the latest information. SAN stock price has been found in the range of $3.31 to $3.36.

If compared to the average trading volume of 5.49M shares, SAN reached a trading volume of 5390180 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 $4.24 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.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Banco Santander S.A. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 08, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on September 20, 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 0.07, with the Price to Sales ratio for SAN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.60, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 24.03.

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 2.13. With this latest performance, SAN shares gained by 5.99% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -10.64% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 9.45% 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 60.28, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 73.00, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.19 for Banco Santander S.A. [SAN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 3.41, while it was recorded at 3.31 for the last single week of trading, and 3.68 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 +12.97. Banco Santander S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -13.59.

Return on Total Capital for SAN is now 1.47, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -2.16. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -9.74, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.58. 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 567.96. Additionally, SAN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 85.03, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.38. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 402.30, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 60.23.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] managed to generate an average of -$45,876 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 -13.48%.

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

There are presently around $1,091 million, or 1.90% 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 124,214,803, which is approximately 4.787% of the company’s market cap and around 21.00% of the total institutional ownership; MACQUARIE GROUP LTD, holding 21,660,214 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $71.26 million in SAN stocks shares; and LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $55.86 million in SAN stock with ownership of nearly -0.919% of the company’s market capitalization.

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 141 institutional holders increased their position in Banco Santander S.A. [NYSE:SAN] by around 26,669,162 shares. Additionally, 113 investors decreased positions by around 21,777,606 shares, while 93 investors held positions by with 283,078,032 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 331,524,800 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SAN stock had 32 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,072,742 shares, while 36 institutional investors sold positions of 6,957,951 shares during the same period.