Analysts See $0.44 EPS for WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (WFBI); Santander Consumer USA Holdings (SC) Sentiment Is 1.18

January 14, 2018 - By Migdalia James

Analysts expect WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) to report $0.44 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 22.22% from last quarter’s $0.36 EPS. WFBI’s profit would be $5.77 million giving it 19.47 P/E if the $0.44 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc.’s analysts see 7.32% EPS growth. It closed at $34.26 lastly. It is up 61.27% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.57% the S&P500.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a specialized consumer finance company, provides vehicle finance and third-party servicing in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.76 billion. The Company’s vehicle finance services and products include retail installment contracts and vehicle leases, as well as dealer loans for inventory, construction, real estate, working capital, and revolving lines of credit. It has a 10.1 P/E ratio. The firm also offers financial services and products related to motorcycles, recreational vehicles, and marine vehicles; originates vehicle loans through a Web direct lending program; purchases vehicle retail installment contracts from other lenders; and services automobile, and recreational and marine vehicle portfolios for other lenders.

Analysts await Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) to report earnings on January, 31 before the open. They expect $0.32 earnings per share, up 88.24% or $0.15 from last year’s $0.17 per share. SC’s profit will be $115.18 million for 14.68 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.48 actual earnings per share reported by Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 1.29% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $18.79. About 2.31 million shares traded or 29.93% up from the average. Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) has risen 1.54% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Windacre Partnership Llc holds 27.38% of its portfolio in Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. for 12.58 million shares. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc owns 1.96 million shares or 5.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Proxima Capital Management Llc has 3.35% invested in the company for 390,000 shares. The California-based Harvest Capital Strategies Llc has invested 2.35% in the stock. Carlson Capital L P, a Texas-based fund reported 8.00 million shares.

Among 2 analysts covering WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. WashingtonFirst Bankshares had 4 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) on Friday, July 28 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Monday, December 14. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 24. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Monday, October 24 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $1.84 million activity. Steckler Gail R sold 16,349 shares worth $559,821. $583,157 worth of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) was sold by BRACEWELL JOSEPH S on Tuesday, December 12. 240 shares were sold by Andersen Shaza L, worth $7,984 on Tuesday, September 12. On Friday, September 15 the insider Johnson Matthew R sold $83,851. Shares for $236,085 were sold by Connors George W IV on Thursday, December 14.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. operates as the holding firm for WashingtonFirst Bank that provides commercial banking services and products to small-to-medium sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, professional service firms, and individuals in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company has market cap of $448.95 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including business and personal checking, NOW accounts, tiered savings, money market and time deposit accounts, and individual retirement accounts. It has a 22.69 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction and development loans, and consumer loans.

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