Analyst Ratings for Synchrony Financial (SYF)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, SYF received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 15 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 5 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SYF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 41, implying potential capital gains of 36.94 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside of 0.2 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -3.67 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -13.66 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.38 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -10.83 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SYF has an estimated earnings growth rate of -3.25 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SYF has a PEG ratio of -3.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SYF hit 38.06 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.01. Currently the stock is 15.11 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 21.33 percent. SYF has a price/earnings ratio of 11.3. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SYF value stock report compares SYF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $24.6 billion. SYF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.