Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Banco Santander (SAN) Share Price

Headlines about Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.0059646000939 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently commented on SAN. Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Banco Santander from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.20 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, November 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Banco Santander from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Banco Santander from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Banco Santander currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.15.

Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.50. 3,415,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,079,732. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.88. The firm has a market cap of $105,386.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.39. Banco Santander has a 52 week low of $4.76 and a 52 week high of $6.99.

Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.14. The company had revenue of $14.39 billion for the quarter. Banco Santander had a net margin of 14.06% and a return on equity of 6.86%. sell-side analysts forecast that Banco Santander will post 0.55 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Banco Santander

Banco Santander, SA is a retail and commercial bank. The Banks segments include Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Latin America and the United States. The Continental Europe segment covers all businesses in the Continental Europe. The United Kingdom segment includes the businesses developed by various units and branches in the country.

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