News articles about Banco Santander Brasil (NYSE:BSBR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander Brasil earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.5887388793032 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on BSBR shares. Citigroup cut Banco Santander Brasil from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. ValuEngine cut Banco Santander Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut Banco Santander Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Banco Santander Brasil from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.00.

Banco Santander Brasil (BSBR) traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $11.19. The stock had a trading volume of 1,182,455 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,110,268. Banco Santander Brasil has a 52-week low of $6.86 and a 52-week high of $11.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market cap of $42,066.77, a PE ratio of 20.35, a PEG ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 1.59.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th will be given a dividend of $0.1856 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 8th. This is a boost from Banco Santander Brasil’s previous special dividend of $0.04. Banco Santander Brasil’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.73%.

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About Banco Santander Brasil

Banco Santander (Brasil) SA (the Bank) is indirectly controlled by Banco Santander, SA, and is an institution of the Financial and Prudential Group. The Bank operates through two segments, Commercial Banking and Global Wholesale Banking. The Company conducts its operations by means of portfolios such as commercial, investment, lending and financing, mortgage lending, leasing, credit card operations and foreign exchange.

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