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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Banco Santander, S.A., SAN

Banco Santander, S.A., SAN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Foreign Money Center Banks in the sector of Financial. Based in Spain, Banco Santander, S.A., SANĀ  has a market cap of 63553.39. Since its IPO date on the 1/5/1988, Banco Santander, S.A., SAN performance year to date is -6.71%. Today Banco Santander, S.A., SAN has gained 1.16%, with a current price of 4.37.

Ownership of the company is 21.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 0.70%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 0.40%, with return on investment at 6.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Banco Santander, S.A., SAN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.83. While Total debt/equity is 2.83. With a profit margin of 11.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 49.70%. Banco Santander, S.A. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Banco Santander, S.A., SAN has seen a EPS growth of -15.20%. A performance for the year of -24.65%. The 52-week high is -25.39%, and the 52-week low is 23.21%. The average volume for Banco Santander, S.A., SAN is 3522000.

With a target price of 3.95, can Banco Santander, S.A., SAN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Banco Santander, S.A., SAN. Banco Santander, S.A. has a P/E of 11.29 and a forward P/E of 8.83. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Banco Santander, S.A. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.29 and 0.67 respectively. For P/cash, Banco Santander, S.A. has a value of 0.2, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 4.37, Banco Santander, S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.26%. We see a return on equity of 5.80%.

Looking more long-term Banco Santander, S.A., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of -1.24%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 31.30% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -15.20% for this year and for the last five years a -14.30% growth has been seen.

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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