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Is Banco Santander, S.A.(NYSE: SAN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 01/05/1988. Banco Santander, S.A. is in the Foreign Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Banco Santander, S.A., is 8402.5, and so far today it has a volume of 9309600. Performance year to date since the 01/05/1988 is -16.72%.

To help you determine whether Banco Santander, S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 7.98 and forward P/E is 7.76. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Banco Santander, S.A. has a value for PEG of 1.54. P/S ratio is 1.6 and the P/B ratio is 0.59. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.26 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Banco Santander, S.A. is trading at, 3.96 (1.54% today), Banco Santander, S.A. has a dividend yield of 6.06%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 22.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 38.21% after growing -15.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -20.40%, and -5.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 14434.49, and the number of shares float is 14290.15. The senior management bring insider ownership to 21.00%, and institutional ownership is at 0.70%. The float short is 0.07%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.16. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.40%, and also a return on investment of 6.50%.

The ability for Banco Santander, S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.54 and total debt/equity is 2.54. In terms of margins, Banco Santander, S.A. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 69.00%, and Banco Santander, S.A. has a profit margin of 17.30%.

The 52 week high is -43.74%, with 10.00% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -11.04% and the 200 day simple moving average is -15.25%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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