Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are covering the firm. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.73.

SC has been the topic of several research reports. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc started coverage on Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a report on Monday, January 23rd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $14.00 price target on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from an “e+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Monday, January 23rd. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price (up from $15.00) on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Friday, February 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 29th. Finally, Compass Point raised shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $13.50 to $16.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 27th.

In other Santander Consumer USA Holdings news, CFO Ismail Dawood acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $12.29 per share, for a total transaction of $61,450.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 117,609 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,445,414.61. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Richard Morrin sold 9,791 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.52, for a total transaction of $122,583.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 80,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,009,900.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 11.56% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Group LTD boosted its stake in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 0.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 185,173 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,251,000 after buying an additional 1,584 shares in the last quarter. BOKF NA boosted its stake in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 12.9% in the third quarter. BOKF NA now owns 23,171 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $282,000 after buying an additional 2,639 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 19.5% in the third quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 83,540 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,016,000 after buying an additional 13,622 shares during the period. Algebris Investments UK LLP purchased a new stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings during the third quarter worth about $348,000. Finally, Hsbc Holdings PLC boosted its stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 6.0% in the third quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 213,556 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,546,000 after buying an additional 12,183 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 33.21% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) traded up 0.388% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.645. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,451,292 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.19 billion, a PE ratio of 5.972 and a beta of 1.22. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a 12 month low of $9.49 and a 12 month high of $15.47. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $12.45 and its 200 day moving average is $13.43.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.63 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.59 billion. Santander Consumer USA Holdings had a return on equity of 15.85% and a net margin of 11.52%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.59 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Santander Consumer USA Holdings will post $1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Santander Consumer USA Holdings

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc is the holding company for Santander Consumer USA Inc, and subsidiaries, a consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance and third party servicing. The Company operates through Consumer Finance segment. Its Consumer Finance business is focused on vehicle financial products and services, including retail installment contracts, vehicle leases, and dealer loans, as well as financial products and services related to motorcycles, recreational vehicles (RVs), and marine vehicles.

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