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.

SC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 19, implying potential capital gains of 41.37 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 10, which equates to a potential downside 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.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -3.24 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.28 percent in FY estimates.

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. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. SC has a PEG ratio of -0.58.

In the last 52-weeks, SC has achieved a high of 15.47 and a low of 10.57. Currently the stock is 27.15 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 13.12 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.