Santander Consumer USA (SC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Lester Mason
March 14, 2018

The price-earnings ratio (P/E ratio) is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. The institutional investor held 117,700 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.04M, up from 68,100 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hbk Sorce Advisory Llc who had been investing in International Business Machs for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $146.75 billion market cap company. The stock increased 3.13% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $28. About 558,621 shares traded. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500. Canyon Capital Advisors Llc sold 280,531 shares as the company's stock declined 16.81% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 12.58 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $193.43M, down from 12.66 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Santander Consumer Usa Hdg I now has $6.26 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $37.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.03 Billion however its outstanding shares are 352.25 Million. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Santander Consumer USA from a "neutral" rating to an "overweight" rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $20.50 to $16.00 in a research report on Friday, January 12th. (NYSE:SC) has risen 1.54% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.The move comes after 8 months negative chart setup for the $1.14 billion company.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2017 Q3. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.16%.

Continental Advisors LLC lessened its stake in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) by 17.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. 29 funds opened positions while 50 raised stakes. The financial services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.03).

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. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $11.12 and a 52 week high of $19.02. (NYSE:SC). Metropolitan Life Ins Co New York invested in 0% or 4,428 shares. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share. analysts expect that Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc will post 2.07 EPS for the current year. (NYSE:SC) for 20,500 shares. As per Monday, October 30, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Winfield Assocs has invested 0% in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) or 1,000 shares.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. First Tru Advsr Limited Partnership holds 1.05 million shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. (NYSE:SC). Credit Suisse Ag owns 3.19M shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Symphony Asset Mgmt Lc stated it has 54,408 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings.

Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. Therefore 70% are positive. Santander Consumer USA Holdings had 63 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, October 30 report. On Thursday, February 1 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Buy". Compass Point has "Neutral" rating and $13.50 target. (NASDAQ:SNI) earned "Sell" rating by Moffett Nathanson on Tuesday, September 27. Santander Consumer USA's payout ratio is now 6.06%. Jefferies maintained it with "Buy" rating and $20 target in Monday, October 30 report. JP Morgan upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Friday, January 12 report. (NYSE:SC) on Tuesday, July 18 to "Market Outperform" rating. Principal Group stated it has 0% in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.

Among 25 analysts covering Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Williams Companies Inc. had 54 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:CLVS). 7,967 are held by Prelude Capital Ltd Liability Co. As per Tuesday, August 22, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Oppenheimer initiated the stock with "Hold" rating in Monday, January 8 report. The stock of Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ:INFN) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Friday, October 9 by Morgan Stanley. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of SC in report on Wednesday, September 13 with "Outperform" rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 27 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.35, from 1.53 in 2017Q2.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding SC? 100 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement invested in 0% or 111,221 shares. Savings Bank Of Mellon Corp stated it has 937,282 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs L P invested 0% of its portfolio in Steel Connect, Inc. Kempen Capital Mgmt Nv holds 0.23% or 20,821 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:SC) or 474,081 shares. Trellus Management Co Limited Co accumulated 40,000 shares. (NASDAQ:CLVS). C World Wide Grp Hldgs A S holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Clovis Oncology, Inc. Proxima Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 390,000 shares for 3.35% of their portfolio. Cap Va owns 7,500 shares. The Switzerland-based Swiss Comml Bank has invested 0% in Infinera Corporation (NASDAQ:INFN). Usca Ria Lc holds 1.16% or 255,617 shares in its portfolio.

Since September 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $9.60 million activity. 5,000 shares were sold by Gherson Diane J, worth $780,000.

Utah Retirement Systems increased Liberty Media Corp Delaware stake by 14,700 shares to 34,127 valued at $1.30M in 2017Q3.

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