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 maximum price target given was 8.45, implying a possible profit of 25.56 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 3.32, which equates to a potential downside of -50.67 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.73 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

SAN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.12 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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.

SAN has a 52-week high of 6.99 and a 52-week low of 3.89. Today's price is 73.01 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $108.68 billion. SAN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.