Today’s Picks: Back To School For Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC), Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH) – GV Times

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The price of Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) went up by $0.16 now trading at $20.4. Their shares witnessed a 31.19% increase from the 52-week low price of $15.55 they recorded on 2018-04-23. Even though it is still -6.91% behind the $21.81 high touched on 2018-09-05. The last few days have been good for the stock, as its price has grew by 5.1% during the week. It has also performed better over the past three months, as it added around 4.67% while it has so far climbed around 25% during the course of a year. The stock of SC recorded 15.97% uptrend from the beginning of this year till date. The 12-month potential price target for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. is set at $22. This target means that the stock has an upside potential to increase by 7.84% from the current trading price.

When giving their opinion, around 55% of Wall Street analysts, which represents 11 out of 20 rated the stock as a Buy. 7 brokerage firms of the remaining 35% rated the stock as a Hold with 2 analyst rating it as a sell. Overall, the number of aggregate SC shares held by institutional investors represents 33.1% of total shares. 30 institutions entered new Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) positions, 106 added to their existing positions in these shares, 119 lowered their positions, and 35 exited their positions entirely.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC) trade volume has increased by 30.18% as around 2,217,833 shares were sold when compared with its 50-day average volume of traded shares which is 1,703,668. At the moment, SC is witnessing a uptrend, as it is trading 6.13% above its 20-day SMA, 9.62% above its 50-day SMA, and 5.3% above its 200-day SMA. The company runs an ROE of roughly 20.4%, with financial analysts predicting that their earnings per share growth will be around 10.35% per annum for the next five year. This will be compared to the -6.8% decrease witnessed over the past five years.

The first technical resistance point for Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SC) will likely come at $20.64, marking a 1.16% premium to the current level. The second resistance point is at $20.87, about 2.25% premium to its current market price. On the other hand, inability to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $20.07, the lower end of the range. SC’s 14-day MACD is 0.88 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score is 68.53, which shows that its stock has been neutral. The 20-day historical volatility for the stock stands at 27.07 percent, which is low when compared to that of the 50-day’s 33.35 percent.

The shares of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZBH) has increased by 1.41%, and now trading at $123.95 on the Wall Street in the intra-day deal, with their shares traded now around 2,031,487. This is a rise of 537,315 shares over the average 1,494,172 shares that were traded daily over the last three months. The stock that is trading at $123.95 went higher by 27.8% from its 52-week low of $96.99 that it attained back on 2018-12-24. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $134.55 nearly 145 days ago on 2018-09-21.

ZBH stock has performed well over the past 30 days, as it added 18.86% while its price climbed by 19.5% year-to-date (YTD). Looking at the last few days, it has been good for the stock, as it rose 4.76% over the last week. The stock’s 12-month potential target price is now at $128.32. This means that the stock price might likely increase by 3.53% from its current trading price.17 out of 32 Wall Street analysts which represents 53.13% rated the stock as a buy while the remaining 37.5 rated it as a hold, with 9.38 of analysts rating it as a sell.

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ZBH) has been utilizing an ROE that is roughly 14.1%, with stock analysts predicting that the company’s EPS for the next five years will go up by 4.63% per year, following the -9.1% drop that was witnessed during the past five years. The stock at the moment is on a uptrend, trading 12.35% above its 20-day SMA, 14.55% above its 50-day SMA, and 6.52% above its 200-day SMA. In percentage terms, the aggregate Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. shares held by institutional investors is 90.9%. 76 institutions jumped in to acquire Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH) fresh stake, 316 added to their current holdings in these shares, 419 lowered their positions, and 73 left no stake in the company.

The stock’s 9-day MACD is 3.83 and this positive figure indicates an upward trading trend. The company’s 9-day RSI score is 88.05, which shows that its stock has been overbought. The 20-day historical volatility for the shares stand at 26.48 percent, which is less when compared to that of the 50-day’s 30.31 percent. On the daily chart, we see that the stock could reach the first level of resistance at $124.68, sporting a 0.59% premium to the current level. The next resistance point is at $125.41, representing nearly 1.16% premium to the current market price of Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (ZBH). On the other hand, failure to breach the immediate hurdles can drag it down to $121.41, the lower end of the range.

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