Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Extremely Unlikely to Impact Banco Santander (SAN) Share Price

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Media coverage about Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Banco Santander earned a coverage optimism score of 1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the bank an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Banco Santander’s ranking:

Shares of NYSE SAN remained flat at $$4.96 during mid-day trading on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 10,167,831 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,619,628. The stock has a market capitalization of $79.24 billion, a PE ratio of 9.54, a PEG ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.18. Banco Santander has a one year low of $4.50 and a one year high of $7.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.25, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a current ratio of 1.32.

Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The bank reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $13.63 billion during the quarter. Banco Santander had a net margin of 15.20% and a return on equity of 7.59%. Analysts predict that Banco Santander will post 0.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Banco Santander from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 13th. ValuEngine raised Banco Santander from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded Banco Santander from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.85.

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Banco Santander Company Profile

Banco Santander, SA, together with its subsidiaries, provides various retail and commercial banking products and services for individual and corporate clients worldwide. It offers demand and time deposits, and current and savings accounts; certificates of deposit; mortgages, auto finance, and personal loans; working capital finance; and debit and credit cards, as well as life and non-life insurance products.

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