Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their Q3 2016 earnings per share estimates for Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report issued on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Hecht now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.50 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.45. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Santander Consumer USA Holdings’ Q4 2016 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.80 EPS and Q4 2017 earnings at $0.27 EPS.

Earnings History and Estimates for Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC)

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on SC. Stephens started coverage on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, November 1st. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Vetr lowered shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $11.09 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Janney Montgomery Scott reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $11.00 target price on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.06.

Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) opened at 13.17 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $4.72 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.68 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $12.32 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.82. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a one year low of $8.54 and a one year high of $18.44.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Capstone Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 0.5% in the second quarter. Capstone Investment Advisors LLC now owns 16,612 shares of the company’s stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc increased its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 3.4% in the second quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 15,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 521 shares during the period. BlackRock Group LTD increased its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 0.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 185,173 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,251,000 after buying an additional 1,584 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 7.2% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 26,616 shares of the company’s stock valued at $275,000 after buying an additional 1,794 shares during the period. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 1.0% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 231,412 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,814,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 33.76% of the company’s stock.

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’s segment, Consumer Finance, includes its 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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