Spanish stock alert


Afternoon Alert: Banco Santander increases 0.5%, leads Bank sector higher 16 January 2018 13:41 CET


Banco Santander, S.A. (MA:SAN) has increased 0.5% to trade at EUR5.93 vs. the Bank sector which strengthened 75.4 points (or 0.6%) to 13,691.4. Representing a weighting of about 39.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 37.2% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 82% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 2.1 times average so far today.

Current indications of bullish signals that support the trend in the unusual trading:

+ The positive 0.05 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The 2.7% discount to 12-month high of EUR6.09 against the 26.4% premium to 12-month low of EUR4.69 suggests the stock continues to push for new highs.

+ The price lifted 3.9% in the last week and climbed 4.6% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:


+ Return on Assets 0.6% [0.5%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Net profit margin has averaged 18.2% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ The Brand Value represents an impressive 8.4% of the estimated Enterprise Value of EUR195.9 billion (US$240.3 billion).

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity is less than stellar at 7.3%.

+ Return on Equity is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years.


Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:


Price/Earnings/Growth of 1.79 [1.3]

Banco Santander, S.A. (MA:SAN; MCE:SAN; MC:SAN; SM:SAN)

ISIN: ES0113900J37

PermID: 4296154985