Today's Research on Banco Santander, Grupo Financiero Santander, Deutsche Bank, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, and Royal Bank of Canada

Apr 23, 2013, 08:18 ET from

LONDON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Major U.S. banks kicked off the earnings season for the financial sector last week. While the results reported by the five major U.S. banks were mixed, one positive thing was their strong balance sheets. U.S. banks have emerged much stronger from the financial crisis, and they are well capitalized. However, the same cannot be said for foreign, especially European, banks. On Monday, foreign regional banks ended mostly higher, tracking gains in the broad market. Among the major movers were Banco Santander (Brasil) SA (NYSE: BSBR), Grupo Financero Santander Mexico SAB de CV (NYSE: BSMX), Deutsche Bank AG (NYSE: DB), Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (NYSE: BBVA), and Royal Bank of Canada (NYSE: RY). StockCall professionals have completed their technical analysis on BSBR, BSMX, DB, BBVA, and RY and these free reports are accessible by registering at

Shares of Banco Santander (Brasil) SA edged higher on Monday; however, the gains were limited. The stock ended the day 0.14% higher at $7.22 on volume of 2.65 million, taking its gains in the last three trading sessions to over 1.50%. Banco Santander's shares have been struggling to break through $7.30 resistance level in the last few trading sessions. The stock is also trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is a bearish signal. Sign up for the free technical research on BSBR at

Shares of Grupo Financero Santander Mexico SAB de CV fell sharply on Monday even as the broad market finished the day in the green. The stock traded between $15.51 and $15.90 before finishing the day 1.71% lower at $15.56 on volume of 704,457. Its MACD has just crossed below the signal line, which indicates that market sentiment has turned bearish. The stock currently has support at around $15.50. Be sure to read our latest technical research on BSMX by registering at

Deutsche Bank AG's shares were among the major gainers in the financial sector in Monday's trading session. The stock closed 1.50% higher at $39.84 on volume of 1.41 million. Despite the gains, Deutsche Bank's shares have fallen more than 3.60% in the last three sessions. Year-to-date, the stock has now fallen more than 10%, compared to a gain of over 9.50% for the S&P 500. The stock is currently trading 25% below its 52-week high. Sign up and read the complimentary report on DB at

Another major gainer in the financial sector yesterday was Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA. Shares of the Spain-based bank rose 1.68% to finish the day at $9.08 on volume of 899,945. The stock has now gained more than 2.70% in the last three sessions. Despite the recent gains, Banco Bilbao's shares are still trading below their 50-day moving average. The stock has underperformed in the broad market so far in 2013, falling 0.55%. The free report on BBVA can be downloaded by signing up now at

Shares of Royal Bank of Canada slipped in Monday's trading session. The stock fell to an intra-day low of $59.07 before finishing the day 0.74% lower at $59.40 on above average volume of 766,745. The bank's shares have been facing resistance at around $60. The stock's MACD chart is currently giving bearish signals. The stock is also trading below its 50-day moving average, which further confirms the negative trend. Free report on RY can be accessed by registering at

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