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.

Several price targets were given for SAN by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 8.45, implying potential capital gains of 25.56 percent. The lowest price target was 3.32, implying a possible loss of -50.67 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -2.73 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SAN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.12 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 3.72 percent below the high. SAN has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $108.68 billion. SAN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.