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

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Synchrony Financial [NYSE: SYF] plunged by -$0.03 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $29.435 during the day while it closed the day at $29.32. The company report on November 6, 2023 at 9:00 AM that New Synchrony Learning Center Expands to Serve Hundreds of Thousands of Small Businesses and Healthcare Providers.

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Synchrony Financial stock has also gained 4.83% of its value over the past 7 days. However, SYF stock has declined by -14.77% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 8.11% and lost -10.77% year-on date.

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The market cap for SYF stock reached $12.13 billion, with 438.22 million shares outstanding and 410.86 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.83M shares, SYF reached a trading volume of 4050297 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $35.30 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 2.43. 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.

TD Cowen have made an estimate for Synchrony Financial shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 01, 2023.

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The Average True Range (ATR) for Synchrony Financial is set at 0.84, with the Price to Sales ratio for SYF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.74. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.93, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 37.80. Price to Free Cash Flow for SYF in the course of the last twelve months was 1.49.

SYF stock trade performance evaluation

Synchrony Financial [SYF] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.83. With this latest performance, SYF shares dropped by -1.74% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.11% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -19.01% 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 50.19, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 53.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.77 for Synchrony Financial [SYF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 30.20, while it was recorded at 29.48 for the last single week of trading, and 31.92 for the last 200 days.

Synchrony Financial [SYF]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Synchrony Financial [SYF] shares currently have an operating margin of +33.91 and a Gross Margin at +89.62. Synchrony Financial’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +22.86.

Return on Total Capital for SYF is now 16.21, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 11.38. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 22.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.01. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Synchrony Financial [SYF] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 110.24. Additionally, SYF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 52.43, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 13.57. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 102.84, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 46.13.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Synchrony Financial [SYF] managed to generate an average of $163,027 per employee.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Synchrony Financial [SYF] stock

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 -3.62%.

Synchrony Financial [SYF]: Institutional Ownership

The top three institutional holders of SYF stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 1.3 billion shares, which is approximately 8.2579%. BLACKROCK INC., holding 1.04 billion shares of the stock with an approximate value of $201.66 billion in SYF stocks shares; and BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, currently with $177.59 billion in SYF stock with ownership which is approximately 5.7994%.

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