Analyst Ratings for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, SC was issued an average rating of Overweight.

20 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 8 gave SC a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for SC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 19, implying potential capital gains of 41.37 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 10, implying potential capital losses of -25.6 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.61 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -11.79 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -3.24 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.28 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

SC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -11.78 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SC is -0.58.

SC has a 52-week high of 15.47 and a 52-week low of 10.57. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.15 percent, and 13.12 percent below the high. SC has a price/earnings ratio of 6.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SC value stock report compares SC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.88 billion. SC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.