Headlines about Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Santander Consumer USA Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6599267099344 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price objective on Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $15.00 to $14.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 31st. ValuEngine upgraded Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Friday, June 30th. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective (down previously from $15.50) on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.26.

Shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE SC) opened at 14.09 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $5.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.45 and a beta of 1.27. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a 12 month low of $10.57 and a 12 month high of $15.47. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $13.48 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.94.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.07 billion. Santander Consumer USA Holdings had a return on equity of 12.47% and a net margin of 10.40%. Santander Consumer USA Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.79 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Santander Consumer USA Holdings will post $1.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Santander Consumer USA Holdings news, CFO Ismail Dawood purchased 5,000 shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $12.94 per share, with a total value of $64,700.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 127,609 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,651,260.46. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

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Santander Consumer USA Holdings Company Profile

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 operates through Consumer Finance segment. Its Consumer Finance business is focused on 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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