News headlines about Banco Santander Brasil SA (NYSE:BSBR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banco Santander Brasil SA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 50 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

BSBR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. raised shares of Banco Santander Brasil SA from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, April 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of Banco Santander Brasil SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. Santander raised shares of Banco Santander Brasil SA from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, April 7th. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of Banco Santander Brasil SA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Banco Santander Brasil SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.22.

Shares of Banco Santander Brasil SA (NYSE:BSBR) traded down 0.41% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $8.33. 1,016,641 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $7.83 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.90. The company has a market capitalization of $32.08 billion, a PE ratio of 13.06 and a beta of 1.55. Banco Santander Brasil SA has a 12-month low of $5.95 and a 12-month high of $11.75.

The company also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 7th will be issued a $0.036 dividend. This is a positive change from Banco Santander Brasil SA’s previous None dividend of $0.04. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd. Banco Santander Brasil SA’s dividend payout ratio is currently 20.46%.

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About Banco Santander Brasil SA

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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