Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC): A Haven In Rough Seas?

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 30 Jan (In 17 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.90 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.64 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 19.50%, a profit margin of 15.30% and a gross margin of 63.60%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC). Most recently, on July 9th, 2018, JP Morgan Downgrade a Neutral rating. Before that, on June 29th, 2018, Janney Upgrade to Buy. Goldman Downgrade a Neutral rating on February 26th, 2018, Goldman Initiated an Buy rating on December 4th, 2017, and Citigroup Initiated a Neutral rating on October 17th, 2017.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 356.93M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 6.89B. In the last trading day, 886,505 shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 1.54M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.46 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +2.44% and a moving average of 19.06. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $0.85 (which is +4.61%) and the stock’s moving average was 17.85. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of SC changed by $1.57 (which is +8.86%) and demonstrated a moving average of 18.50.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 91.16%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 93.87% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 93.87%. Using a similar metric, Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 90.87% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 92.88% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 92.88%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 0.53 over the past 9 days, 1.11 over the past two weeks, and 1.30 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $19.29 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $21.81 and a low of $15.55. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

Fidelity Management Research Co purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 12,700,211 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 1,719,308 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that Fidelity Management Research Co now held 3.53% stake in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) experienced a high price of $19.405 and low point of $19.05. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 19.29 per share, following a loss of -$0.1, or 0.68% during the full day.