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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 19, which equates to a potential upside of 41.37 percent. The lowest price target was 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. That number becomes -11.79 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.24 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -8.28 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. 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 market cap of SC is $4.88 billion. SC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.