Credit Suisse lifts Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Banco Santander S.A. [NYSE: SAN] gained 1.57% or 0.04 points to close at $2.58 with a heavy trading volume of 5757412 shares. The company report on August 8, 2022 that Santander US Releases Environmental, Social and Governance Report.


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Report highlights Santander’s commitment to helping clients and communities prosper, supporting the green economy, and the impact of Santander’s five-year, $14 billion Inclusive Communities Plan.

Santander Holdings USA, Inc. (“Santander US” and “Santander”) today announced that it is has released its 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) report. The report highlight’s Santander’s commitment to building paths to prosperity through strategic work in three pillars: empowering people and businesses, fostering inclusive communities and supporting the green economy.

It opened the trading session at $2.61, the shares rose to $2.62 and dropped to $2.565, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for SAN points out that the company has recorded -32.28% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -13.16% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 7.16M shares, SAN reached to a volume of 5757412 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 $3.99 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 3.00. 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 Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 01, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on March 31, 2022, representing the official price target for Banco Santander S.A. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Banco Santander S.A. is set at 0.08, with the Price to Sales ratio for SAN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.78. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.47, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 25.75.

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 8.40. With this latest performance, SAN shares dropped by 0.00% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -32.28% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -32.46% 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 52.26, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.54, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.46 for Banco Santander S.A. [SAN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.72, while it was recorded at 2.52 for the last single week of trading, and 3.21 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 +21.60. Banco Santander S.A.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.29.

Return on Total Capital for SAN is now 2.54, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.93. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.52. 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 557.19. Additionally, SAN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 84.78, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.07. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 407.30, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 61.98.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Banco Santander S.A. [SAN] managed to generate an average of $41,224 per employee.

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

There are presently around $882 million, or 2.00% 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 150,126,996, which is approximately 8.849% of the company’s market cap and around 21.00% of the total institutional ownership; MACQUARIE GROUP LTD, holding 19,563,001 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $50.47 million in SAN stocks shares; and MONDRIAN INVESTMENT PARTNERS LTD, currently with $46.59 million in SAN stock with ownership of nearly 7.526% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Banco Santander S.A. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 146 institutional holders increased their position in Banco Santander S.A. [NYSE:SAN] by around 41,252,240 shares. Additionally, 140 investors decreased positions by around 30,699,862 shares, while 70 investors held positions by with 269,807,150 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 341,759,252 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SAN stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,355,529 shares, while 40 institutional investors sold positions of 3,877,333 shares during the same period.

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