Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

January 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

 Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) Institutional Investor Sentiment Trend

Sentiment for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC)

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2017. Its down -0.35, from 1.53 in 2017Q2. The ratio is negative, as 79 investment professionals increased and opened new holdings, while 67 sold and reduced their positions in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now have: 113.25 million shares, up from 112.15 million shares in 2017Q2. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc in their top 10 holdings increased from 3 to 5 for an increase of 2. Sold All: 25 Reduced: 42 Increased: 50 New Position: 29.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a specialized consumer finance company, provides vehicle finance and third-party servicing in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.63 billion. The Company’s vehicle finance services and products include retail installment contracts and vehicle leases, as well as dealer loans for inventory, construction, real estate, working capital, and revolving lines of credit. It has a 9.9 P/E ratio. The firm also offers financial services and products related to motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and marine vehicles; originates vehicle loans through a Web direct lending program; purchases vehicle retail installment contracts from other lenders; and services automobile, and recreational and marine vehicle portfolios for other lenders.

The stock increased 1.60% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $18.41. About 2.97 million shares traded or 59.35% up from the average. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) has risen 1.54% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Analysts await Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $0.32 earnings per share, up 88.24 % or $0.15 from last year’s $0.17 per share. SC’s profit will be $115.19M for 14.38 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual earnings per share reported by Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33 % negative EPS growth.

Windacre Partnership Llc holds 27.38% of its portfolio in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. for 12.58 million shares. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc owns 1.96 million shares or 5.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Proxima Capital Management Llc has 3.35% invested in the company for 390,000 shares. The California-based Harvest Capital Strategies Llc has invested 2.35% in the stock. Carlson Capital L P, a Texas-based fund reported 8.00 million shares.#img1#

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 52% of Santander Consumer USA Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 23 Wall Street analysts rating Santander Consumer USA Holdings, 12 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 11 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $10 while the high is $32. The stock’s average target of $18.75 is 1.85% above today’s ($18.41) share price. SC was included in 58 notes of analysts from August 3, 2015. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, September 15 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 1 by UBS. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, January 23 by Susquehanna. The rating was maintained by Wood on Thursday, April 28 with “Market Perform”. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, April 28 by Compass Point. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Equal-Weight” rating and $10 target in Tuesday, July 26 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 14 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, June 14 report. The stock of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 30 by Jefferies.

More news for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Robbins Arroyo LLP Announces that Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC …” on January 09, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “JPMorgan Upgrades Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) to Overweight” and published on January 12, 2018 is yet another important article.

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