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.

SAN was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 8.45, which equates to a potential upside of 25.56 percent. The minimum price target given was 3.32, implying a possible loss 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 lower than its 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.