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How to buy Banco Santander S-A stock | $3.95

Learn how to easily invest in Banco Santander S-A stock.

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 190,751 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Banco Santander S-A stock price (NYSE: SAN)

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Banco Santander S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$3.95
52-week range$1.91 - $4.38
50-day moving average $3.68
200-day moving average $3.78
Wall St. target price$2.70
PE ratio 11.3043
Dividend yield $0.08 (2.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.35

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Banco Santander S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $3.95 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-14) 3.13%
1 month (2021-09-21) 16.52%
3 months (2021-07-21) 8.52%
6 months (2021-04-21) 16.52%
1 year (2020-10-21) 98.49%
2 years (2019-10-21) -9.20%
3 years (2018-10-19) 4.77
5 years (2016-10-21) 4.67

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 11x. In other words, Banco Santander S-A shares trade at around 11x 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 0.563. 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

Revenue TTM $35.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 40.33%
Gross profit TTM $31.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.45%
Return on equity TTM 7.54%
Profit margin 16.01%
Book value $4.93
Market capitalisation $67.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banco Santander S-A shares

There are currently 7.3 million Banco Santander S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Banco Santander S-A's "short interest". This figure is 40.3% down from 12.3 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 3.9 million). Banco Santander S-A's SIR currently stands at 1.87. In other words for every 100,000 Banco Santander S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1870 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 0.0004% 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: 11.53% of net profits

Recently Banco Santander S-A has paid out, on average, around 11.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.29% 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 2.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Banco Santander S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.08 per share.

While Banco Santander S-A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Banco Santander S-A is investing more in its future growth.

Banco Santander S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 4 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

Banco Santander S-A's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 June 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Banco Santander S-A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% 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 $1.91 up to $4.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAN.US volatility(beta: 1.72)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 1.7198. 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, syndicated corporate loans, structured financing, cash management, export and agency finance, trade and working capital solutions, and corporate finance; and insurance products. The company also provides cash, asset, and wealth management; and private banking services. In addition, it is involved in the corporate banking; treasury, risk hedging, foreign trade, confirming, custody, and investment banking activities. The company operates through a network of 11,236 branches.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Banco Santander S-A is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.001% of Banco Santander S-A shares are held by insiders and 1.926% by institutions.
How many people work for Banco Santander S-A?
Latest data suggests 190,751 work at Banco Santander S-A.
When does the fiscal year end for Banco Santander S-A?
Banco Santander S-A's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Banco Santander S-A based?
Banco Santander S-A's address is: Santander Group City, Madrid, Spain, 28660
What is Banco Santander S-A's ISIN number?
Banco Santander S-A's international securities identification number is: US05964H1059
What is Banco Santander S-A's CUSIP number?
Banco Santander S-A's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 05964H105

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