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How to buy Banco Santander S-A stock | $1.92

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Banco Santander, S.A is a banks—diversified business based in the US. Banco Santander S-A shares (SAN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Banco Santander S-A employs 194,284 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$34.5 billion.

How to buy shares in Banco Santander S-A

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Banco Santander S-A Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SAN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Banco Santander S-A reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$1.92, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Banco Santander S-A, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Banco Santander S-A. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Banco Santander S-A share price

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Banco Santander S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.
Latest market closeUSD$1.92
52-week rangeUSD$1.9 - USD$4.42
50-day moving average USD$2.2009
200-day moving average USD$2.3325
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.82
PE ratio 7.9659
Dividend yield USD$0.3 (7.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.482

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

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Banco Santander S-A price performance over time

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Is Banco Santander S-A under- or over-valued?

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

Banco Santander S-A's P/E ratio

Banco Santander S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Banco Santander S-A shares trade at around 8x 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 S-A's PEG ratio

Banco Santander S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2162. 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 S-A'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 S-A financials

Gross profit TTM USD$40.9 billion
Return on assets TTM -0.41%
Return on equity TTM -6.25%
Profit margin -20.73%
Book value $6.862
Market capitalisation USD$34.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banco Santander S-A shares

There are currently 12.0 million Banco Santander S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Banco Santander S-A's "short interest". This figure is 14.7% up from 10.4 million last month.

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

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

Banco Santander S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Banco Santander S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Banco Santander S-A shares traded daily (recently around 8.6 million). Banco Santander S-A's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Banco Santander S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 shares are currently held short.

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

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

Banco Santander S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 60.71% of net profits

Recently Banco Santander S-A has paid out, on average, around 60.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.59% 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 S-A shareholders could enjoy a 7.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Banco Santander S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

Banco Santander S-A'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 S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 8 November 2019. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 October 2019 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Banco Santander S-A's shares ever split?

Banco Santander S-A's shares were split on a 47:46 basis on 11 January 2012. So if you had owned 46 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 47 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Banco Santander S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Banco Santander S-A shares which in turn could have impacted Banco Santander S-A's share price.

Banco Santander S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Banco Santander S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.9 up to $4.42. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAN.US volatility(beta: 1.43)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 S-A's is 1.4325. This would suggest that Banco Santander S-A's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Banco Santander S-A overview

Banco Santander, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides various retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large companies worldwide. It offers demand and time deposits, and current and savings accounts; mortgages, consumer finance, auto finance, and personal loans; export and agency finance, trade and working capital solutions, syndicated corporate loans, and structured financing; debt capital markets and global markets services; insurance products; and debit and credit cards. The company also provides cash management, transactional, payrolls, and wealth management services. In addition, it is involved in the corporate banking, treasury, and investment banking activities; leasing, securitization, management of funds and portfolios, e-commerce, technology services, air transport, renting, insurance brokerage, aircraft rental, payments and collection, reinsurance, securities investment, sports, electricity production, IT, Internet, and financial advisory and other activities; and purchase and sale of vehicles. Further, the company offers asset management, private, mobile, and online banking services, as well as develops, invests in, manages, and rents real estate properties. It operates through a network of 11,952 branches. The company was formerly known as Banco Santander Central Hispano S.A. and changed its name to Banco Santander, S.A. in June 2007. Banco Santander, S.A. was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

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