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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SYF. The most optimistic price target was 41, implying potential capital gains of 36.94 percent. The lowest 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.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -10.83 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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 decreased their 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 21.33 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.