Press coverage about Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Santander Consumer USA Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8091633617773 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) Coverage Initiated at Citigroup Inc. (americanbankingnews.com)
- Eye-Catching Stocks:: United Continental Holdings, Inc.,(Nyse: UAL),Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., (Nyse … – Money making news (press release) (stocknews.pro)
- Bullish View on Santander Consumer (SC) Reiterated at Jefferies Following Latest ABS Data – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
- Airport safety, Amazon incentives, executive changes: Friday’s Business Briefing (dallasnews.com)
Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE SC) opened at 15.27 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $5.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.08 and a beta of 1.29. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a 52-week low of $10.76 and a 52-week high of $15.87. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $14.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.08.
Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.08. Santander Consumer USA Holdings had a net margin of 10.40% and a return on equity of 12.47%. The business had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.07 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Santander Consumer USA Holdings will post $1.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on SC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the company from $14.00 to $17.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.08.
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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.
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