Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.57.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SC. Compass Point upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $13.50 to $16.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. BidaskClub upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th.

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In related news, CFO Ismail Dawood acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The shares were bought at an average price of $11.25 per share, with a total value of $56,250.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 122,609 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,379,351.25. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO Richard Morrin sold 9,791 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.52, for a total value of $122,583.32. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 80,663 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,009,900.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have acquired 15,000 shares of company stock worth $182,400 in the last three months. 0.36% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 1.4% in the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 55,228 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $736,000 after buying an additional 738 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. raised its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 57.4% in the first quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 2,370,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $31,568,000 after buying an additional 864,608 shares during the period. Credit Suisse AG raised its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 150.7% in the first quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 8,670,592 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $115,492,000 after buying an additional 5,212,423 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co raised its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 579.2% in the first quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co now owns 99,894 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,331,000 after buying an additional 85,186 shares during the period. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 44.6% in the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 547,417 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $7,292,000 after buying an additional 168,775 shares during the period. 93.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) traded down 0.97% on Friday, reaching $13.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 970,566 shares. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a 12-month low of $10.00 and a 12-month high of $15.47. The company has a market capitalization of $4.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.81 and a beta of 1.29. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $11.76 and a 200 day moving average of $13.08.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.59 billion. Santander Consumer USA Holdings had a return on equity of 13.59% and a net margin of 10.73%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Santander Consumer USA Holdings will post $1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Company Profile

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.

Analyst Recommendations for Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC)

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