A Closer Look At Synchrony Financial (SYF)’s Financials

As of Thursday close, Synchrony Financial’s (NYSE:SYF) stock was down -$0.24, moving down -0.71 percent to $33.76. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,664,640 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.10 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,970,105, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,574,024.

Since last month, SYF stock rose 18.21%. Shares of the company fell to $27.57 on 07/05/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $52.49 was reached on 01/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $27.22. Since the beginning of this year, SYF’s stock price has dropped by -27.23% or -$12.63, and marked a new high 5 times. However, the stock has declined by -35.68% since its 52-week high.

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Synchrony Financial (SYF) last reported insider trading activity 51 days ago on Jun 15. KEANE MARGARET M, the See remarks of the company, disposed of 70,000 shares for $30.03 on Jun 15. It resulted in a $2,102,100 divestment by the insider. MELITO DAVID P sold 1,116 shares at an average price of $40.00 on Apr 18. The insider now owns 14,404 shares following the transaction. On Mar 02, See remarks MOTHNER JONATHAN S sold 20,000 shares at $40.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $800,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Synchrony Financial (SYF) has a P/E ratio of about 4.93. The stock’s beta is 1.56. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.99, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.31, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 2.41 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.23 per share was paid out, which is 4.55% more than last year’s $0.22. On Thursday July 21 2022, a $0.01 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.96, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.96. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 82.60%. Based on annual data, SYF earned $14.24 billion in gross profit and brought in $15.27 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 44.60%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 28.40%.

In Synchrony Financial’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $12.16 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Synchrony Financial to report $1.43 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.6 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 11.90%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $481.76 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Synchrony Financial’s (SYF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 35.01%, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.75% on 04 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Synchrony Financial price is up by +3.37% percent or $1.10. At present, SYF shares trade +14.48% above its 20-day simple moving average and -3.65% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -1.00% below its SMA50 and -33.82% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 86.70% and Stochastic coefficient D was 89.23%, while ATR was 1.11. Given the Stochastic reading of 83.87% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 59.69%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.46, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.63.

Analyst Ratings

Synchrony Financial downgraded its rating on Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on July 13, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.Synchrony Financial (SYF) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, SYF is a sell, and 5 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Synchrony Financial stock as buy, with 13 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $41.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $22.00 – $65.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Synchrony Financial (SYF) will achieve an average price target of $41.79.


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