Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) – Equities researchers at Jefferies Group raised their Q4 2016 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a report issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Hecht now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.45 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.42. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Santander Consumer USA Holdings’ Q1 2017 earnings at $0.52 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.79 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.60 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2017 earnings at $2.37 EPS.

SC has been the topic of several other reports. Vetr lowered shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $11.12 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Stephens began coverage on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $14.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott restated a “hold” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Santander Consumer USA Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.06.

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

Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) opened at 13.28 on Friday. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a 12-month low of $8.54 and a 12-month high of $18.44. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $12.39 and its 200-day moving average is $11.83. The company has a market capitalization of $4.76 billion, a PE ratio of 6.73 and a beta of 1.14.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 40.3% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 9,074 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 2,608 shares during the period. First Quadrant L P CA increased its position in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 1,367.4% in the third quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 10,008 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 9,326 shares during the period. IBM Retirement Fund purchased a new position in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $110,000. KCG Holdings Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings during the second quarter worth approximately $122,000. Finally, Panagora Asset Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 307.8% in the second quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 12,438 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 9,388 shares during the period. 33.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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