News coverage about Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Santander Consumer USA earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1924651296969 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Santander Consumer USA (SC) traded up $0.20 during trading on Thursday, hitting $18.55. 1,129,900 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,846,775. Santander Consumer USA has a one year low of $11.12 and a one year high of $18.89. The company has a market capitalization of $6,680.00, a PE ratio of 9.97 and a beta of 1.32.

Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.13. Santander Consumer USA had a net margin of 10.17% and a return on equity of 11.33%. The company had revenue of $1.19 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.11 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.56 earnings per share. Santander Consumer USA’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Santander Consumer USA will post 1.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have commented on SC shares. UBS Group boosted their price objective on shares of Santander Consumer USA from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Jefferies Group upped their price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Santander Consumer USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (up from $16.00) on shares of Santander Consumer USA in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BTIG Research upped their price target on shares of Santander Consumer USA to $21.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.87.

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Santander Consumer USA Company Profile

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc is the holding company for Santander Consumer USA Inc, and subsidiaries, a consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance and third party servicing. The Company operates through Consumer Finance segment. Its Consumer Finance business is focused on vehicle financial products and services, including retail installment contracts, vehicle leases, and dealer loans, as well as financial products and services related to motorcycles, recreational vehicles (RVs), and marine vehicles.

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