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Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE: SAN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 64751.41. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Banco Santander, S.A. is 4.26 (with a change from open of -0.23%), this in conjunction with a target price of 4.14. Volume today has so far reached 1772432, with an average volume of about 5458.82. The GAP for this stock, is -2.95%.

The P/E ratio is 11.49, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 8.85. The current EPS for Banco Santander, S.A., is 0.38, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -15.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.07%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Banco Santander, S.A., EPS is looking like it will grow 28.76% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be -0.45%. Quarter over quarter is 4.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 226.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -14.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 21.00% and institutional ownership is 0.70%. Shares outstanding is 14716.23, while shares float is at a value of 14330.44. Float short for Banco Santander, S.A. is 0.07% and the short ratio is 1.86.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.83, while the total debt/equity comes to 2.83. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 49.70%. The profit margin is 11.80%.

Banco Santander, S.A. has seen returns on assets of 0.40%, and on investment, 6.50%. Return on equity is 5.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is *TBA. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.33, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.68 and Price/cash is 0.21, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is *TBA.

The simple moving averages are -2.48% and -0.98% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -24.04% and the 52 week low is 20.11%.

Banco Santander, S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.23%, with a current price of 4.26. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Foreign Money Center Banks, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Banco Santander, S.A. is based in Spain.

Performance in the Foreign Money Center Banks industry means that Banco Santander, S.A. has seen performance for the past week of -2.00%, with performance for the month coming to -1.57%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 4.83%, and for the half year the performance is -19.65%. Volatility for this week is 1.54% and for the month this is 1.91%.

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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