Analysts (Still) In Love With Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC), International Paper Company (IP)

11 analysts out of 20 Wall Street brokerage firms rate Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) as a Buy, while 2 see it as a Sell. The rest 7 describe it as a Hold. SC stock traded higher to an intra-day high of $21.03. At one point in session, its potential discontinued and the price was down to lows at $20.58. Analysts have set SC’s consensus price at $22.68, effectively giving it a 8.99% projection on returns. Should the projected estimates be met, then the stock will likely hit its highest price at $26 (up 24.94% from current price levels). SC has a 20.4% ROE, higher than the 10.52% average for the industry. The average ROE for the sector is 15.43%.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) currently trades at $20.81, which is lower by -0.53% its previous price. It has a total of 351.37 million outstanding shares, with an ATR of around 0.4. The company’s stock volume dropped to 1.15 million, worse than 1.64 million that represents its 50-day average. A 5-day increase of about 1.56% in its price means SC is now 18.31% higher on year-to-date. The shares have surrendered $43192.19 since its $21.81 52-week high price recorded on 5th of September 2018. Overall, it has seen a growth rate of 21.55 over the last 12 months. The current price per share is $5.26 above the 52 week low of $15.55 set on 23rd of April 2018.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC)’s EPS was $0.29 as reported for the December quarter. In comparison, the same quarter a year ago had an EPS of $0.27. That means that its growth in general now stands at 7%. Therefore, a prediction of $0.37 given by the analysts brought a negative surprise of -22%. SC Dec 19 quarter revenue was $1.88 billion, compared to $1.15 billion recorded in same quarter last year, giving it a 64% growth rate. The company’s $0.73 billion revenue growth that quarter surprised Wall Street and investors will need to consider this as they assess the stock.

International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) shares depreciated -0.74% over the last trading period, taking overall 5-day performance up to 2.4%. IP’s price now at $46.96 is greater than the 50-day average of $45.83. Getting the trading period increased to 200 days, the stock price was seen at $48.55 on average. The general public currently hold control of a total of 392.12 million shares, which is the number publicly available for trading. The total of shares that it has issued to investors is 401.02 million. The company’s management holds a total of 0.2%, while institutional investors hold about 83.6% of the remaining shares. IP share price finished last trade 0.69% above its 20 day simple moving average and its downbeat gap from 200 day simple moving average is -3.35%, while closing the session with 2.76% distance from 50 day simple moving average.

International Paper Company (IP) shares were last observed trading -21.17% down since June 12, 2018 when the peak of $59.57 was hit. Last month’s price growth of -0.15% puts IP performance for the year now at 16.35%. Consequently, the shares price is trending higher by 25.06%, a 52-week worst price since Dec. 24, 2018. However, it is losing value with -8.99% in the last 6 months. From a technical perspective, it appears more likely that the stock will experience a Bull Run market as a result of the strong support seen recently between $46.14 and $46.55. The immediate resistance area is now $47.34 Williams’s %R (14) for IP moved to 35.54 while the stochastic %K points at 67.25.

IP’s beta is 1.55; meaning investors could reap higher returns, although it also poses higher risks. The company allocated $3.94 per share from its yearly profit to its outstanding shares. Its last reported revenue is $5.95 billion, which was 4% versus $5.71 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. The EPS for Dec 19 quarter came in at $1.65 compared to $1.27 in the year-ago quarter and had represented 30% year-over-year earnings per share growth. IP’s ROA is 6%, lower than the 6.22% industry average. Although a more robust percentage would be better, consideration is given to how well peers within the industry performed. Companies within the sector had an ROA of 5.32%.

Estimated quarterly earnings for International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) are around $0.9 per share in three months through March with $1.21 also the estimate for June quarter of the fiscal year. It means the growth is estimated at -4.26% and 1.68%, respectively. Analysts estimate full-year growth to be -2.26%, the target being $5.2 a share. The upcoming year will see an increase in growth by percentage to 2.12%, more likely to see it hit the $5.31 per share. The firm’s current profit margin over the past 12 months is 8.6%. IP ranks higher in comparison to an average of 6.93% for industry peers; while the average for the sector is 7.23%.