Potential Investment: A Long-Term Look at Synchrony Financial (SYF)

MELITO DAVID P, See remarks, subtracted 3,204 shares of Synchrony Financial (SYF) from its portfolio at the rate of $36.00 per share valuing $115,344 on Jul 10. The insider left behind 23,567 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Synchrony Financial (SYF) was $33.43. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $33.61, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $33.79. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $33.09 and a 2nd Support Level at $32.76. Synchrony Financial (SYF) stock has lost -$1.83, or -5.19%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$2.60, or -7.22%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$1.81, or -5.14%. This year-to-date, Synchrony Financial (SYF) shares have gained $9.97, or 42.50%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Synchrony Financial (SYF) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

With 663,440 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $22,178,800K. Synchrony Financial (SYF) generates $18,253 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,790 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 9.86%, a 3-Year Total Return of 22.10%, and a 5-year Total Return of 31.82%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 0.00%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.220 per share on 08/02/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.63%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 0.88.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, Synchrony Financial (SYF) reported earnings of $0.97 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.95 per share, representing a 0.02 difference and 2.23% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $1.00 represented a 0.11 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.89 per share, which was a 12.36% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.12 per share. This estimate came from a total of 5 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.15 and the low estimate was $1.09. In the year-ago quarter, Synchrony Financial (SYF) generated per-share earnings of $0.91. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +23.08%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 10 purchases (134,668 shares in total) and 2 sale (128,204 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 62 insider buys amounting to 577,088 shares and 20 insider sales amounting to 349,803 shares. In the past full year, 122 insider purchases were made (involving 831,248 shares) and 39 insider sell-offs equivalent to 469,787 shares.

Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 163.48, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 62.05, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 22.47. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 122.71 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 46.57.