Critical Levels To Breach: Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC), Sabre Corporation (SABR)

You should consider shares of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) and Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) if you are looking for a great stocks to invest in. Starting with the SC shares, which traded at $22.73 at the close of the recent session, dropping -2.57%. On Tuesday, the company’s shares shed -$0.6 from its value which represented in intraday trading. The stock is now 16.86% higher in year-to-date (YTD) trading. SC’s intraday high was $23.26 while its lowest price touched $22.555. The stock’s 52-week high price is $27.75, which means the current price is at -18.09%. In terms of trading activity, the daily trading volume rose to 1300661 against 200-day average trading volume of 1,086,587 shares.

What are analyst forecasts for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC)?

At a consensus rating of 3.00, SC is trending as a streaking Hold, as it has been the case a month ago when 12 analysts called it a Hold. Two months ago, 11 analysts recommended, on average, that SC stock is a Hold. The Financial company’s shares’ overall bearish trend saw it close higher on Tuesday compared to its opening price of $23.05 on the day.

Forecasts for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) give the stock a fair value for the growth of 15.81% from its last price. The 12-month price forecast for the stock by analysts puts the stock’s mean price target at $27.00, which means the price per share could rise by nearly $4.27. The price range target is between a low of $23.00 and a high of $33.00. The stock would need to gain by about $31.12 to hit the estimated high or 0.71% from its 12-month low.

The consensus among 19 analysts is that it is a good time for one to Hold in the Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. 5 analysts rate SC as a Buy, with 1 of 19 analysts rate it as a Sell. 0 have valued the stock as Overweight and 13 have recommended that investors Hold.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) Upgrades and Downgrades

In terms of rating changes, UBS on November 04, 2019, Downgrade Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) at Neutral. They believe the stock could reach $26 in the near term. Analysts at Stephens have assigned a Underweight rating for the stock in their research note on September 09, 2019 with an estimated price target of $23. Moreover, Janney analysts issued a rating of Neutral for the stock on July 17, 2019. On June 20, 2019, the stock earned a Neutral rating due to an analyst call from Susquehanna, while analysts from Buckingham Research on June 10, 2019 suggested that the stock is Neutral.

Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) adds $0.03 on Tuesday

The SABR stock has risen 3.84% year-to-date and is currently trading at $22.47, which is -14.89% below its 52-week high. The company shares gained 0.13% on the day and have risen nearly 15.79% off a low hit. At current levels, Sabre Corporation has a valuation of about $3.96B. As of 12/03/19, this stock has risen 1.70% during the week and closed at $22.44 in the previous session. However, recent Sabre Corporation stock performance shows that SABR shares are -1.23% down over the last month, and -3.69% down for the last three months.

Earnings per share (EPS) estimates for the current quarter are $0.33, with the trailing 12-month share earnings at $0.75. The ratio is expected to be down by -35.10% for the current year 2019 and 24.00% for next year. Over the next 5-year period, earnings per share will be 3.53%. But will the SABR stock surprise in the current quarter results, where the $0.27 actual EPS reported on 9/29/2019 surprised by 12.50% or was higher by $0.03 from the estimated $0.24.

Sales Growth to climb 4.20% for the year

How well will Sabre Corporation perform as a business over the current quarter, year and next 5-year period? Compared to the year-ago quarter, analysts forecast the company to bring in between $940M and $959M in current quarter sales. The consensus estimated for the current quarter is $946.38M from sales. Forecasts for this fiscal year are between $3.97B and $3.99B and the consensus estimate for sales is at $3.98B. SABR has its next quarter sales estimates at between $1.07B and $1.08B, with the quarter-over-quarter growth estimates at 2.30% and the annual growth forecast for the year at 4.20%.

Who owns shares in Sabre Corporation (SABR)?

Let’s briefly focus on the share ownership of the Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ:SABR) stock, where we find that 98.66% of shares are held by institutions. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) tops the list of institutional owners as it is holding 27.74 million shares or 10.13% of shares outstanding. Blackrock Inc. and Capital World Investors held 26.49 million and 23.59 million representing 9.67% and 8.61% respectively at the close of the last trading session. As of Sep 29, 2019, Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. accounted for 18.92 million shares at over 423.69 million. This represented 6.91% of shares outstanding. Causeway Capital Management LLC held 12.72 million shares at over 284.79 million representing 4.64% of shares outstanding.

SABR Insider Activity

Insider activity can also give a signal in terms of price direction. Looking at Sabre Corporation (SABR), a total of 52865 shares have been sold by insiders over the last 6 months while 17082 shares were added in the same time span. On 2/20/2019, Senior Advisor by the name Simonson Richard A sold 158646.0 shares worth $3.5 million at the price of $22.19 per share. Filings also show that Simonson Richard A bought a total of 158646.0 shares on 2/20/2019 valued at $1.6 million. Since the last insider activity, the company’s share price has climbed 2.14%.