Key share price data for the first nine months of 2018
The third quarter of 2018 ended with falls, following the market rally at the start of the year which was buoyed by confidence stemming from the positive impact of the tax reform approved in the US and the easing of political risk between the US and North Korea.
The positive backdrop dissipated as the year progressed, increasing stock market volatility mainly as a result of:
Against this backdrop, the leading share indices and the Santander share price ended the third quarter of 2018 down. Santander share price (-20.9%), Euro Stoxx Banks (-18.3%), Stoxx Banks (-14.8%), Ibex 35 (-6.5%), DJ Stoxx 50 (- 3.5%) and MSCI World Banks (- 8.3%).
At the end of September, 84% of analysts recommended buying or holding SAN shares.Source: Bloomberg at 28/09/18.
On 28 December, Banco Santander was the number one bank in the euro area and the eighteenth-largest bank in the world by market cap – at EUR 69,958.3 billion.
Its stock weightings in the DJ Stoxx 50 and DJ Stoxx Banks stood at 1.92% and 7.3%, respectively. On the Spanish market, its weighting was 14.5% in the Ibex 35 index.
In the first nine months of the year, 15,856 billion Santander shares were traded, with a cash value of EUR 82,229 billion, the highest volume of any EuroStoxx security, with a liquidity ratio of 98%. 83 million shares were traded daily, for a cash amount of EUR 431 million.
Source: Bloomberg and Madrid Stock Exchange at 28/09/2018.