SLM Corporation [NASDAQ: SLM] stock went on an upward path that rose over 5.32% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 9.66%. The company report on April 5, 2023 that Navient to announce first quarter 2023 results, host earnings webcast on April 26.
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Over the last 12 months, SLM stock dropped by -27.08%. The one-year SLM Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 24.29. The average equity rating for SLM stock is currently 2.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $3.10 billion, with 244.46 million shares outstanding and 238.68 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.59M shares, SLM stock reached a trading volume of 3309660 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on SLM Corporation [SLM]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SLM shares is $17.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SLM stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. 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.
Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for SLM Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 05, 2023. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo dropped their target price from $19 to $16. The new note on the price target was released on February 03, 2023, representing the official price target for SLM Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $20 to $18, while Compass Point kept a Neutral rating on SLM stock. On October 13, 2022, analysts decreased their price target for SLM shares from 18 to 17.
The Average True Range (ATR) for SLM Corporation is set at 0.53, with the Price to Sales ratio for SLM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.53. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.16, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 20.06.
SLM Stock Performance Analysis:
SLM Corporation [SLM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.66. With this latest performance, SLM shares dropped by -5.98% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -16.34% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -27.08% 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 SLM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 63.51, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.92 for SLM Corporation [SLM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 14.04, while it was recorded at 12.50 for the last single week of trading, and 15.53 for the last 200 days.
Insight into SLM Corporation Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and SLM Corporation [SLM] shares currently have an operating margin of +34.11 and a Gross Margin at +83.37. SLM Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +19.79.
Return on Total Capital for SLM is now 10.75, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.24. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 24.20, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.62. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, SLM Corporation [SLM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 303.14. Additionally, SLM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 75.19, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 18.17. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 354.71, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 75.19.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, SLM Corporation [SLM] managed to generate an average of $275,891 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 1.56 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.08.
SLM Stock EPS
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 SLM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for SLM Corporation go to 28.42%.
SLM Corporation [SLM] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $2,895 million, or 99.47% of SLM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SLM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 31,617,580, which is approximately 3.489% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; IMPACTIVE CAPITAL LP, holding 23,544,180 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $291.95 million in SLM stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $273.45 million in SLM stock with ownership of nearly 3.067% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in SLM Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of Wednesday and at the time of the Wednesday reporting period, where 142 institutional holders increased their position in SLM Corporation [NASDAQ:SLM] by around 7,476,637 shares. Additionally, 148 investors decreased positions by around 18,437,518 shares, while 51 investors held positions by with 207,552,600 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 233,466,755 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SLM stock had 39 new institutional investments in for a total of 836,010 shares, while 35 institutional investors sold positions of 1,679,151 shares during the same period.