Spanish stock alert


CLOSING UPDATE: Banco Santander increases 1.6%, led market higher 18 October 2017 19:21 CEST


This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's Spanish market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Banco Santander, Spain's largest bank by market capitalisation, has increased 1.6% to trade at EUR5.64 vs. the IBEX 35 Index which strengthened 56.6 points (or 0.6%) to 10,273.4. Representing a weighting of about 13.9% of the index, the stock accounted for 40.2% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 87% of the market in the past one year. Compared with the IBEX 35 Index which rose 56.6 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.0%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ In the Spanish market, the stock's relative price strength percentile is improving at 59 for 6 months, 71 for 3 months and 78 for 1 month.

+ The price increased 1.3% in the last week and lifted 2.4% in the last month.

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


+ Price/Earnings of 13.7 [18.9]

+ Dividend yield of 4.5% [4.0%]

+ Return on Equity 7.3% [5.0%]

+ Return on Assets 0.6% [0.3%]

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 8.9% of the estimated Enterprise Value of EUR191.2 billion (US$225.1 billion).

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


Afternoon Alert: Banco Santander increases 0.4%

18 October 2017 14:41 CEST

Banco Santander, S.A. (MA:SAN) traded on volume of 0.6 times average so far today while the price increased 2.31c (or 0.4%) to trade at EUR5.57.


Morning Alert: Banco Santander decreases 0.6%

16 October 2017 11:38 CEST

Banco Santander, S.A. (MA:SAN) traded on volume of 0.9 times average so far today while the price decreased 3.20c (or 0.6%) to trade at EUR5.53.

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

ISIN: ES0113900J37

PermID: 4296154985