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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 19, implying potential capital gains of 41.37 percent. The minimum price target given was 10, which equates to a potential downside of -25.6 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SC is -0.58.

In the last 52-weeks, SC has achieved a high of 15.47 and a 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 market cap of SC is $4.88 billion. SC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.