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 minimum price target given was 10, implying potential capital losses of -25.6 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.61 percent. That number becomes -11.79 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -3.24 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -8.28 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SC to grow at a rate of -11.78 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SC has a PEG ratio of -0.58.

SC has traded between a high of 15.47 and a low of 10.57 over the past year. Today's price is 27.15 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.12 percent lower than its 52-week high. SC has a P/E 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 market cap of SC is $4.88 billion. SC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.