Media headlines about Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Santander Consumer USA earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6686655190536 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Announces Early Participation Results For Its Cash Tender Offer For Up To $400,000,000 In Aggregate Principal Amount Of Certain Senior Notes (finance.yahoo.com)
- Santander Holdings USA, Inc. Announces Pricing Of Its Cash Tender Offer For Up To $400,000,000 In Aggregate Principal Amount Of Certain Senior Notes (finance.yahoo.com)
- Technical Facts for Investment in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., (NYSE: SC) – Eye-Catching Hot Stocks – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Volatility Factor to Consider – Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., (NYSE: SC) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on SC shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price objective on Santander Consumer USA from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Jefferies Group boosted their price objective on Santander Consumer USA from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. JMP Securities boosted their price objective on Santander Consumer USA from $16.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Citigroup boosted their price objective on Santander Consumer USA from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, UBS Group boosted their price objective on Santander Consumer USA from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.90.
Santander Consumer USA (NYSE:SC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.30 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $1.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.58 billion. Santander Consumer USA had a net margin of 18.09% and a return on equity of 11.78%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.17 EPS. equities analysts expect that Santander Consumer USA will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This is a boost from Santander Consumer USA’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.03. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.18%. Santander Consumer USA’s dividend payout ratio is 6.06%.
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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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