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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 1/5/1988. Banco Santander, S.A. is in the Foreign Money Center Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Banco Santander, S.A., is 8045.08, and so far today it has a volume of 4107100. Performance year to date since the 1/5/1988 is -5.43%.

To help you determine whether Banco Santander, S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.51 and forward P/E is 8.97. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Banco Santander, S.A. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.31 and the P/B ratio is 0.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.21 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Banco Santander, S.A. is trading at, 4.43 (-3.06% today), Banco Santander, S.A. has a dividend yield of 5.19%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.39, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 26.99% after growing -15.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 4.30%, and 226.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 14472.46, and the number of shares float is 14330.44. The senior management bring insider ownership to 21.00%, and institutional ownership is at 0.70%. The float short is 0.09%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.54. 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 2.83 and total debt/equity is 2.83. In terms of margins, Banco Santander, S.A. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 49.70%, and Banco Santander, S.A. has a profit margin of 11.80%.

The 52 week high is -23.24%, with 24.90% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.20% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.26%.

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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