Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Buy

Cornelia Mascio
Febbraio 15, 2018

Corporate insiders own 0.03% of the company's stock. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.29% of the company's stock.

In other news, Director Olympia J. Snowe bought 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Synchrony Financial by 14.6% in the 2nd quarter. The stock of Pfizer Inc. About 61,086 shares traded. Sun Life Financial INC grew its holdings in shares of Synchrony Financial by 40,207.1% during the second quarter. It also upped Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp A (NASDAQ:CTSH) stake by 12,863 shares and now owns 188,657 shares. On the other side it is not a negative indicator for Investor portfolio value - when the price of a stock Investor owns moves down in value. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec grew its holdings in shares of Synchrony Financial by 2,777.1% during the 3rd quarter.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The institutional investor held 421,751 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.10 million, down from 1.49M at the end of the previous reported quarter. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Laurel Richie purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. TISCH JAMES S bought $2.46 million worth of stock or 100,000 shares. For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 784 million, this means overall earnings per share of 0.49. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Similarly, investors look up the share price over 12 month periods.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. The stock is a Buy among 2 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMGN in report on Friday, February 2 with "Market Perform" rating. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 23. Plancorp Llc who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $211.18 billion market cap company.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.77 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. BTIG Research has "Buy" rating and $3600 target.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) ended its previous trading session at $35.03 with the Gain of 0.14%. The stock traded on impressive volume of 11.77 Million comparing to the average volume of 7091.43 shares, completing picture of exact trends with uncompleted dots in volume over the norm. The stock has a market capitalization of $27,745.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.01. Now trading with a market value of 28.32B, the company has a mix of catalysts and obstacles that spring from the nature of its operations.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.9/share and a low EPS of $0.7/share. The company had revenue of $3.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.96 billion. The Gross Margin Score of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is 50.00000. During the key period of last 5 years, Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) sales have annually surged 10.10% on average, however its earnings per share growth remained at 3.50%.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.63%. Synchrony Financial's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.79%. This presents short term, intermediate and long term technical levels of Synchrony Financial (SYF) stock. If you are viewing this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of USA & global copyright law. Synchrony Financial stock acknowledged attractive focus from Investors and it has been trading on front line.

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