Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) traded up 3% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $10.48 and last traded at $10.22, with a volume of 1,065,026 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $9.92.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Saturday, April 9th. Vetr downgraded shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.30 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, May 25th. Credit Suisse Group AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Saturday, April 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lifted their target price on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $12.00 to $14.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Saturday, May 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.90.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $11.25 and a 200 day moving average of $11.50. The company has a market cap of $3.88 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.97.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.65 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.81 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. will post $2.22 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have added to or reduced their stakes in SC. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 169,569 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,688,000 after buying an additional 2,640 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 569,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,031,000 after buying an additional 6,600 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 5.6% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,297,720 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,569,000 after buying an additional 68,623 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP raised its stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 208.9% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 118,919 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,885,000 after buying an additional 80,424 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 61.9% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 188,394 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,986,000 after buying an additional 72,052 shares during the last quarter.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc is a holding company. The Company is a specialized consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance and unsecured consumer lending products. The Company offers various auto financing products and services to Chrysler customers and dealers under the Chrysler Capital brand.

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