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How to buy Banco Santander-Chile stock

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Banco Santander-Chile is a banks-regional business based in the US. Banco Santander-Chile shares (BSAC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Banco Santander-Chile employs 10,470 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of 0.00.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BSAC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Banco Santander-Chile share price

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Banco Santander-Chile shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-18.
52-week range$12.32 - $25.75
50-day moving average $23.03
200-day moving average $18.57
Wall St. target price$21.78
PE ratio 12.715
Dividend yield $0.004 (0.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.00

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Is it a good time to buy Banco Santander-Chile stock?

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Is Banco Santander-Chile under- or over-valued?

Valuing Banco Santander-Chile stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Banco Santander-Chile's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Banco Santander-Chile's P/E ratio

Banco Santander-Chile's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Banco Santander-Chile shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Banco Santander-Chile's PEG ratio

Banco Santander-Chile's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3598. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Banco Santander-Chile's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Banco Santander-Chile financials

Gross profit TTM $1,544.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.04%
Return on equity TTM 15.39%
Profit margin 35%
Book value $10.80
Market capitalisation $12.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banco Santander-Chile shares

There are currently 967,170 Banco Santander-Chile shares held short by investors – that's known as Banco Santander-Chile's "short interest". This figure is 36.4% down from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Banco Santander-Chile shares can be evaluated.

Banco Santander-Chile's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Banco Santander-Chile's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Banco Santander-Chile shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Banco Santander-Chile shares traded daily (recently around 429853.33333333). Banco Santander-Chile's SIR currently stands at 2.25. In other words for every 100,000 Banco Santander-Chile shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2250 shares are currently held short.

However Banco Santander-Chile's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Banco Santander-Chile shares, or, against the total number of tradable Banco Santander-Chile shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Banco Santander-Chile's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Banco Santander-Chile shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Banco Santander-Chile shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Banco Santander-Chile.

Find out more about how you can short Banco Santander-Chile stock.

Banco Santander-Chile share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 73.91% of net profits

Recently Banco Santander-Chile has paid out, on average, around 73.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Banco Santander-Chile shareholders could enjoy a 3.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Banco Santander-Chile's case, that would currently equate to about $0.004 per share.

Banco Santander-Chile's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Banco Santander-Chile's most recent dividend payout was on 3 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Banco Santander-Chile's shares ever split?

Banco Santander-Chile's shares were split on a 260:100 basis on 21 October 2012. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 260 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Banco Santander-Chile shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 61.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Banco Santander-Chile shares which in turn could have impacted Banco Santander-Chile's share price.

Banco Santander-Chile share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Banco Santander-Chile's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.3184 up to $25.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BSAC.US volatility(beta: 0.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Banco Santander-Chile's is 0.5574. This would suggest that Banco Santander-Chile's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Banco Santander-Chile overview

Banco Santander-Chile, together with its subsidiaries, provides commercial and retail banking products and services in Chile. It operates through Retail Banking, Middle-Market, and Corporate Investment Banking segments. The company offers debit and credit cards, checking accounts, and savings products; consumer, automobile, commercial, mortgage, and government-guaranteed loans; and Chilean peso and foreign currency denominated loans to finance various commercial transactions, trade, foreign currency forward contracts, and credit lines. It also provides mutual funds, insurance and stock brokerage, foreign exchange, leasing, factoring, financial consulting, investment management, foreign trade and mortgage financing, treasury, and transactional services, as well as specialized services to finance projects for the real estate industry. In addition, the company offers short-term financing and fund raising, and brokerage services, as well as derivatives, securitization, and other tailor-made products. It serves individuals, small to middle-sized entities, companies, and large corporations, as well as universities, government entities, and local and regional governments. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 358 branches, which include 220 under the Santander brand name, 19 under the Select brand name, 32 specialized branches for the middle market, and 28 as auxiliary and payment centers, as well as 1,199 ATMs.

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