Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the fourteen research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $22.50.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised Santander Consumer USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 26th. Barclays cut Santander Consumer USA from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, March 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Santander Consumer USA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 8th. JMP Securities raised their price target on Santander Consumer USA from $19.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a “market outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 30th. Finally, Piper Sandler dropped their price target on Santander Consumer USA from $19.00 to $16.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 20th.

Shares of SC stock traded up $0.89 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $18.69. The stock had a trading volume of 821,867 shares, compared to its average volume of 998,409. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.75 billion, a PE ratio of 8.32 and a beta of 1.25. Santander Consumer USA has a twelve month low of $9.74 and a twelve month high of $27.75. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $14.94 and its 200 day moving average is $20.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.82, a current ratio of 63.41 and a quick ratio of 63.41.

Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 28th. The financial services provider reported ($0.01) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by ($0.75). Santander Consumer USA had a return on equity of 10.95% and a net margin of 9.32%. The company had revenue of $1.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.70 earnings per share. Santander Consumer USA’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities analysts predict that Santander Consumer USA will post -0.13 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 18th. Investors of record on Friday, May 8th were paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 7th. Santander Consumer USA’s payout ratio is currently 30.77%.

In other Santander Consumer USA news, CEO Mahesh Aditya purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $14.96 per share, with a total value of $74,800.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $74,800. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 0.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of SC. Canyon Capital Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Santander Consumer USA by 31.6% in the 4th quarter. Canyon Capital Advisors LLC now owns 13,976,963 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $326,642,000 after purchasing an additional 3,356,963 shares in the last quarter. Windacre Partnership LLC lifted its stake in shares of Santander Consumer USA by 30.5% in the 1st quarter. Windacre Partnership LLC now owns 11,230,076 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $156,210,000 after purchasing an additional 2,621,876 shares in the last quarter. Samlyn Capital LLC raised its holdings in shares of Santander Consumer USA by 30.7% during the 4th quarter. Samlyn Capital LLC now owns 5,191,503 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $121,325,000 after buying an additional 1,219,116 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in shares of Santander Consumer USA by 17.0% during the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,941,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $45,380,000 after buying an additional 282,400 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of Santander Consumer USA by 32.4% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,772,078 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $41,413,000 after buying an additional 433,196 shares during the period.

Santander Consumer USA Company Profile

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc, a specialized consumer finance company, provides vehicle finance and third-party servicing in the United States. Its products and services include retail installment contracts and vehicle leases, as well as dealer loans for inventory, construction, real estate, working capital, and revolving lines of credit.

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