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Is Banco Santander(NYSE: BSBR), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Banco Santander (NYSE: BSBR) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/07/2009. Banco Santander is in the Foreign Regional Banks industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Banco Santander, is 1690.46, and so far today it has a volume of 505000. Performance year to date since the 10/07/2009 is 58.69%.

To help you determine whether Banco Santander is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.71 and forward P/E is 16.56. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Banco Santander has a value for PEG of 24.51. P/S ratio is 0.96 and the P/B ratio is 1.76. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 0.46 and 14.57 respectively.

At the current price Banco Santander is trading at, 5.78 (1.58% today), Banco Santander has a dividend yield of 7.44%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 41.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.39, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -6.43% after growing 74.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 34.70%, and 17.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 3572.23, and the number of shares float is 1243.43. The senior management bring insider ownership to 6.29%, and institutional ownership is at 7.90%. The float short is 1.29%, with the short ratio at a value of 9.49. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.70%, and also a return on investment of 16.00%.

The ability for Banco Santander, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.31 and total debt/equity is 1.31. In terms of margins, Banco Santander has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 24.70%, and Banco Santander has a profit margin of 13.70%.

The 52 week high is 1.40%, with 108.55% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 11.95% and the 200 day simple moving average is 40.22%.

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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