Best European stocks: Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (SAN), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (BBVA)

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Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN):

The company’s RSI reading has hit 60.23. The stock edged lower by -1.67% to close previous trading session at USD 4.71.

The shares of the company fluctuated in the range of USD 4.70 and USD 4.79 in the course of 52 weeks. Over the three months, the company’s shares have declined by -6.63% and in the past one year, it has lost -31.79%. Additionally, the stock’s year to date performance has declined -2.03%. Over the last five days its shares have declined by -5.04% and in the past six months it has moved down -15.01%.

Further, the company is trading at a price to earnings ratio of 8.75 and the stock is at a price to book ratio of 0.67. The stock’s weekly volatility is calculated as 2.37% and monthly volatility as 2.50% with ATR of 0.16, beta of 1.66 and price to cash ratio of 0.30.

Banco Santander, S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:SAN) on March 9, 2016 it has designated Siobhan Schroth to the role of head, middle market banking in its Corporate and Commercial Banking division. Schroth joined Santander in September 2015, bringing to the company nearly 30 years of banking experience in middle market, corporate, structured finance, investment banking, credit and risk administration.

Schroth’s appointment comes as Santander’s Corporate and Commercial Banking division moves to consolidate and expand its middle market business.  In her new role reporting into Cameron Letters, Santander’s managing director and head of Corporate and Commercial Banking, Schroth manages the Bank’s middle market business overseeing the heads of the Bank’s four middle market regions – Mid-Atlantic, New England, New York and New Jersey.

Schroth joined Santander from Bank of America where she was president and market executive, middle market for Global Commercial Banking in the New York metro area. In this role, she led a team of middle market bankers who delivered the Bank’s global capabilities across a range of industries. At JPMorgan Chase, Schroth served most recently as chief operating and finance officer for Investment Banking in Latin America and Canada and, for most of her career there, in senior roles in middle market and private equity.

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBVA):

The stock decreased by -1.66% to close last trading session at USD 7.10. The company’s shares oscillated in the range of USD 7.08 and USD 7.19 during intraday trade.

A total of 2.43 million shares exchanged hands, above its 3 month average volume of 2.86 million shares. Over the last five days its shares have declined by -2.47% and in the past six months it has moved down -16.76%.

Furthermore, the stock has weekly volatility of 2.08% and monthly volatility of 2.14% with ATR of 0.21. The stock’s RSI is 59.08 and distance from 50-day simple moving average is +8.65%, whereas its distance from 20-day simple moving average is +5.48% and distance from 200-day simple moving average is -14.18%.

On March 9, 2016, Sandra Lee, the multi-Emmy® and Gracie® award-winner, makes her debut recently as Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (ADR) (BBVA) Compass’ newest brand ambassador to bolster the bank’s #BrightFutures brand platform and broaden the bank’s outreach to businesses.

Lee — a successful entrepreneur, host of numerous highly rated television programs and author of 27 books — expands BBVA Compass’ roster of brand ambassadors, which also includes Becky Hammon, the first full-time female coach in the NBA, and NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant and James Harden, among others. She will lend her considerable talents and appeal to #BrightFutures, which is designed to give everyone the bank reaches a roadmap to a brighter future.

Lee, whose efforts will focus on entrepreneurs, will share lessons learned from her own rise to success and tips on building better businesses. She will take part in client events and make market appearances as part of a multi-city tour, and will contribute business-oriented content to the bank’s BBVABright.com portal. Her debut as a brand ambassador is recently in Houston, where she will spread her message of empowerment at a women’s luncheon, followed by an afternoon client event on Thursday.