Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) Stock Price

News stories about Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.7572673579732 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of research firms recently issued reports 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 for the company in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Banco Santander from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, September 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $13.15.

Shares of Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) opened at $7.17 on Friday. Banco Santander has a one year low of $5.24 and a one year high of $7.20. The stock has a market cap of $115,010.91, a PE ratio of 15.59, a P/E/G ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.88, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a current ratio of 1.38.

Banco Santander (NYSE:SAN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.14. Banco Santander had a net margin of 14.06% and a return on equity of 6.86%. The company had revenue of $14.39 billion during the quarter. equities analysts expect 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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