Banco Santander S.A. (SAN): Why analyst showing interest

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Banco Santander S.A. (NYSE:SAN) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 3.77% or $0.09 shares. The trading starts at $2.39 and closed at $2.39 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $2.38 and day high was $2.48 on Thursday, June 25. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 6.7 million while its average volume is 9.52M. In other hand, the SAN market cap reached to $42.58B. While, its current target price is $2.48 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 2.90% and up 4.20% for month. Its quarterly performance was -6.42% below, while its half year performance is down -39.81%. SAN yearly performance stood at negative -45.37% and fall -40.10% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Banco Santander S.A. is 3.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. SAN EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 0.34. EPS for this year is -17.80%, while for the next year its value is 0.35. Sales growth for the current quarter is 1.14 while its EPS Q/Q reached -82.40%. It has an EPS of -3.50% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 6.37%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on SAN for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 10 of 26 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 3 as Sell, 3 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 10 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 26 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 26, 3 rated it sell, 12 rated it as Buy and 8 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $1.87-$3.86. Average target price for SAN was reached at $2.86.

The insider ownership moved to 21.00% and institutional holding shifted to 1.70%.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for SAN fall -26.56% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 9.63% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -1.21%. The moving average value for Banco Santander S.A. (SAN) is 3.0749 and 2.3220 for 200 and 50 days respectively.