Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) were up 3.2% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $11.96 and last traded at $11.90, with a volume of 681,032 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.53.

Several analysts have issued reports on SC shares. BTIG Research started coverage on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Monday, March 28th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $31.00 price objective for the company. Compass Point decreased their price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $13.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 1st. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $24.00 to $14.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 1st. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Saturday, April 2nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Saturday, April 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.79.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $11.11 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.37. The company has a market cap of $4.28 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.47.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.03. The business earned $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.81 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. will post $2.23 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of 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 valued at $20,569,000 after buying an additional 68,623 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of 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 valued at $9,031,000 after buying an additional 6,600 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 10.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,049,746 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,639,000 after buying an additional 101,537 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in shares of 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 valued at $2,688,000 after buying an additional 2,640 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP increased its position in shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings by 208.9% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 118,919 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,885,000 after buying an additional 80,424 shares in 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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