Wall Street Analyst Downgrade Synchrony Financial [SYF]. What else is Wall St. saying



Synchrony Financial [NYSE: SYF] jumped around 1.16 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $48.16 at the close of the session, up 2.47%. The company report on January 4, 2022 that Synchrony to Announce Fourth Quarter 2021 Financial Results on January 28, 2022.

Synchrony (NYSE: SYF) plans to report its fourth quarter 2021 results on Friday, January 28, 2022. The earnings release and presentation materials are scheduled to be released and posted to the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.investors.synchronyfinancial.com, at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A conference call to discuss Synchrony’s results will be held at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on that day; the live audio webcast and replay can be accessed through the same website under Events and Presentations.

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Synchrony Financial stock is now 3.82% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. SYF Stock saw the intraday high of $48.88 and lowest of $47.68 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 52.49, which means current price is +3.61% above from all time high which was touched on 01/04/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 5.07M shares, SYF reached a trading volume of 6165710 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 $58.74 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 2.10. 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.

Stephens have made an estimate for Synchrony Financial shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on January 03, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on November 29, 2021, representing the official price target for Synchrony Financial stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $56 to $59, while Citigroup kept a Buy rating on SYF stock. On October 20, 2021, analysts decreased their price target for SYF shares from 57 to 55.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Synchrony Financial is set at 1.43, with the Price to Sales ratio for SYF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.73. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 17.97. Price to Free Cash Flow for SYF in the course of the last twelve months was 3.94.

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 3.66. With this latest performance, SYF shares gained by 6.36% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 0.42% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 38.51% 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 57.32, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.57, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.82 for Synchrony Financial [SYF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 47.46, while it was recorded at 46.82 for the last single week of trading, and 47.18 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 +19.14 and a Gross Margin at +88.92. Synchrony Financial’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.80.

Return on Total Capital for SYF is now 7.74, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.09. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.97, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.38. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Synchrony Financial [SYF] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 124.20. Additionally, SYF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 55.40, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 16.44. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 91.50, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 38.45.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Synchrony Financial [SYF] managed to generate an average of $83,939 per employee.

Earnings analysis for Synchrony Financial [SYF]

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 38.20%.

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Insider trade positions for Synchrony Financial [SYF]

There are presently around $24,303 million, or 98.60% of SYF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SYF stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 68,120,390, which is approximately 0.579% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS, holding 50,317,540 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.36 billion in SYF stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.11 billion in SYF stock with ownership of nearly 1.254% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Synchrony Financial stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 345 institutional holders increased their position in Synchrony Financial [NYSE:SYF] by around 22,985,554 shares. Additionally, 333 investors decreased positions by around 35,221,255 shares, while 112 investors held positions by with 458,872,584 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 517,079,393 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SYF stock had 88 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,232,559 shares, while 56 institutional investors sold positions of 4,115,907 shares during the same period.