Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) traded up 6.4% during trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $11.86 and last traded at $11.86, with a volume of 943,720 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $11.15.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on 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. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Saturday, May 14th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research report on Saturday, April 9th. Vetr raised Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $10.58 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Santander Consumer USA Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.39.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $10.94 and a 200 day moving average of $11.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $4.15 billion and a P/E ratio of 5.32.

In related news, CFO Jennifer Popp sold 13,434 shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 33,018 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $396,876.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Marshall Wace LLP increased its position 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 increased 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 valued at $2,986,000 after buying an additional 72,052 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased 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 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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