Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC)’s share price fell 2.5% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $10.94 and last traded at $11.11, with a volume of 2,234,639 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.40.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Vetr lowered Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.31 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price objective on Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $12.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.39.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $10.89 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.14. The company has a market cap of $3.94 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.04.

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

In other news, CFO Jennifer Popp sold 13,434 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.02, for a total transaction of $161,476.68. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 33,018 shares in the company, valued at approximately $396,876.36. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in SC. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position 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 in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in 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 worth $16,639,000 after buying an additional 101,537 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its position 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 in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position 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 in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position 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 in the last quarter.

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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