Synchrony Financial [NYSE: SYF] slipped around -0.54 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $30.57 at the close of the session, down -1.74%. The company report on November 12, 2020 that Loop Commerce Study Finds 54% of Companies will Increase Investment in Corporate Gift Giving Over the Next 24 Months.
New Research from Loop Commerce, a Synchrony Solution, Finds Companies are Spending $50-$150 per Gift but Still Missing the Mark with Employees.
Loop Commerce, a leading provider of Gift Experience Management (GXM) solutions, released new research on corporate gift giving. The research found that 54% of companies plan to increase their investment in corporate gift giving over the next two years amid a transformation in workplace dynamics. Companies are committed to more gift giving and value ease-of-use and quality gifting but continue to resort to less imaginative gifts that can leave recipients cold.
Synchrony Financial stock is now -15.11% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. SYF Stock saw the intraday high of $30.76 and lowest of $29.555 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 38.18, which means current price is +151.60% above from all time high which was touched on 01/22/20.
Compared to the average trading volume of 5.01M shares, SYF reached a trading volume of 3914470 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about Synchrony Financial [SYF]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SYF shares is $32.42 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SYF stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Deutsche Bank have made an estimate for Synchrony Financial shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 10, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 31, 2020, representing the official price target for Synchrony Financial stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $24, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Neutral rating on SYF stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Synchrony Financial is set at 1.28, with the Price to Sales ratio for SYF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.04. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 23.94. Price to Free Cash Flow for SYF in the course of the last twelve months was 2.40.
How has SYF stock performed recently?
Synchrony Financial [SYF] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 3.24. With this latest performance, SYF shares gained by 5.12% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 68.80% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -17.62% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SYF stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.48, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.09 for Synchrony Financial [SYF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 27.37, while it was recorded at 30.04 for the last single week of trading, and 23.73 for the last 200 days.
Synchrony Financial [SYF]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Synchrony Financial [SYF] shares currently have an operating margin of +31.32 and a Gross Margin at +88.03. Synchrony Financial’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +24.01.
Return on Total Capital for SYF is now 13.27, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.81. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 25.18, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.54. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Synchrony Financial [SYF] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 131.67. Additionally, SYF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 56.83, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 18.95. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 109.08, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 44.80.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Synchrony Financial [SYF] managed to generate an average of $227,091 per employee.
Earnings analysis for Synchrony Financial [SYF]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Synchrony Financial posted 1.1/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.07/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 2.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SYF. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Synchrony Financial go to -14.90%.
Insider trade positions for Synchrony Financial [SYF]
There are presently around $16,504 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SYF stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 63,478,670, which is approximately -3.461% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 48,334,436 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.48 billion in SYF stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.22 billion in SYF stock with ownership of nearly -0.831% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Synchrony Financial stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 269 institutional holders increased their position in Synchrony Financial [NYSE:SYF] by around 43,393,294 shares. Additionally, 320 investors decreased positions by around 49,553,525 shares, while 74 investors held positions by with 446,930,382 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 539,877,201 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SYF stock had 71 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,537,279 shares, while 60 institutional investors sold positions of 5,339,995 shares during the same period.