Spanish stock alert


Afternoon Alert: Banco Santander lifts 2.3%, leads Bank sector higher 25 July 2017 14:39 CEST


Banco Santander, S.A. (MA:SAN) has lifted 2.3% to trade at EUR5.84 vs. the Bank sector which strengthened 268.2 points (or 2.1%) to 12,926.8. Representing a weighting of about 36.7% of the sector, the stock accounted for 40.7% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 83% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.6 times average so far today.

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

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high seven times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The price lifted 2.7% in the last week and increased 1.5% in the last month.

+ The present value of EUR1,000 invested one year ago is EUR1,737 [vs EUR1,234 for the IBEX 35 Index].

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


+ Return on Assets 0.6% [0.3%]

+ Return on Equity 7.3% [5.0%]

+ Price/Earnings of 14.1 [19.1]

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 9.3% of the estimated Enterprise Value of EUR185.9 billion (US$216.3 billion).


Banco Santander today is at a discount of 6.5% to the 12-month high of EUR6.25 on 08 May, 2017. It is at a premium of 79.2% to the 12-month low of EUR3.26 on 03 Aug, 2016.

Bearish Signals:

The negative 0.02 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal.

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

ISIN: ES0113900J37

PermID: 4296154985