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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SYF. The maximum price target given was 41, which equates to a potential upside of 36.94 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, which equates to a potential downside of 0.2 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -3.67 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. 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, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

The growth rate of SYF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3.25 percent. 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. Today's price is 15.11 percent above the 52-week 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 market cap of SYF is $24.6 billion. SYF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.