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 highest price target was 41, implying a possible profit of 36.94 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, implying potential capital losses of 0.2 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

SYF has an estimated earnings growth rate of -3.25 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SYF is -3.48.

In the last 52-weeks, SYF has achieved a high of 38.06 and a low of 26.01. Currently the stock is 15.11 percent higher than its low, and 21.33 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.