Analyst Ratings for Banco Santander S.A. ADR (SAN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Banco Santander S.A. ADR (NYSE:SAN) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for SAN last month.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 6.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SAN. The highest price target was 8.45, implying a possible profit of 25.56 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 3.32, which equates to a potential downside of -50.67 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.73 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SAN to grow at a rate of 14.12 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. SAN has a PEG ratio of 1.04.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SAN hit 6.99 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 3.89. Currently the stock is 73.01 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.72 percent. SAN has a P/E ratio of 14.63. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SAN value stock report compares SAN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SAN is $108.68 billion. SAN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.