Agreed, Santander is very robust. Despite Spanish market going down, Wall Street jitters, Asian flu and other ailments it seems to suffer little compared to other stocks. Lucky for us... (I rarely have an opportunity to say this!)
Sorry for the confusion. I own STD. The analyst in the article was promoting Banco Frances, which I considered sometime ago but did not buy. BF has not moved. STD is the better of the two in my opinion.