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.

Several price targets were given for SYF by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 41, implying a possible profit of 36.94 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, implying a possible loss of 0.2 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -3.67 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -13.66 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.38 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -10.83 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SYF is -3.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SYF hit 38.06 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.01. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.11 percent, and below the high by 21.33 percent. SYF has a P/E 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.