News articles about Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Santander Consumer USA Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1133479765834 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE SC) opened at $15.78 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $5,733.95, a PE ratio of 9.10 and a beta of 1.32. Santander Consumer USA Holdings has a one year low of $11.12 and a one year high of $17.05.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings (NYSE:SC) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by $0.13. Santander Consumer USA Holdings had a net margin of 10.17% and a return on equity of 11.33%. The firm had revenue of $1.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.11 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.56 EPS. Santander Consumer USA Holdings’s revenue was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Santander Consumer USA Holdings will post 1.95 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 6th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.76%. Santander Consumer USA Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 6.45%.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Barclays PLC set a $15.00 price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. UBS AG lifted their price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, JMP Securities raised their price objective on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings from $16.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.00.

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About Santander Consumer USA Holdings

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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