Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Santander Consumer USA (SC) Stock Price

Media coverage about Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Santander Consumer USA earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2696033430333 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Santander Consumer USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Santander Consumer USA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $20.50 to $16.00 in a research note on Friday. Oppenheimer assumed coverage on shares of Santander Consumer USA in a research note on Monday, January 8th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Barclays set a $18.00 target price on shares of Santander Consumer USA and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Santander Consumer USA in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $21.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Santander Consumer USA has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.87.

Shares of Santander Consumer USA (NYSE SC) traded up $0.24 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $18.79. 2,307,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,897,922. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,760.00, a PE ratio of 10.10, a P/E/G ratio of 4.64 and a beta of 1.32. Santander Consumer USA has a 12 month low of $11.12 and a 12 month high of $19.02.

Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $1.19 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.11 billion. Santander Consumer USA had a net margin of 10.17% and a return on equity of 11.33%. Santander Consumer USA’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.56 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Santander Consumer USA will post 1.93 EPS for the current year.

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About Santander Consumer USA

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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