Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC)’s share price rose 6.4% during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $11.86 and last traded at $11.86, with a volume of 943,720 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $11.15.

SC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Vetr lowered Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.30 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Compass Point boosted their price target on Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $12.00 to $13.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 28th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.39.

The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $10.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.15 billion and a PE ratio of 5.32.

In other news, CFO Jennifer Popp sold 13,434 shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.02, for a total value of $161,476.68. Following the sale, 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 filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. 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 valued at $1,885,000 after buying an additional 80,424 shares in the last quarter. 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 valued at $2,986,000 after buying an additional 72,052 shares in 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 valued at $9,031,000 after buying an additional 6,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, 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 valued at $20,569,000 after buying an additional 68,623 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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