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Synchrony Financial (SYF) Given News Impact Rating of 0.17

Synchrony Financial (SYF) Given News Impact Rating of 0.17

SYF has been the topic of several research reports.

Analysts' mean recommendation for Synchrony Financial (SYF) stands at 2.00. The beta factor is 1.09.Volatility shows sense of how far the stock will fall if the market takes a dive and how high stock will rise if the bull starts to climb. Bank of Montreal Can grew its holdings in shares of Synchrony Financial by 30.3% during the 4th quarter. The institutional investor owned 2,072,905 shares of the financial services provider's stock after selling 74,599 shares during the period. Artemis Investment Management LLP grew its holdings in shares of Synchrony Financial by 47.6% during the 3rd quarter. Highlander Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Synchrony Financial by 83.6% during the second quarter. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI now owns 106,858 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $3,187,000 after purchasing an additional 14,262 shares during the last quarter. Institutional owners held 94.30% stake while Insiders ownership kept at 0.20% in the company.

A number of research firms have weighed in on SYF. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $39.

Recent price movements in the stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) have caught the attention of the investment community. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, December 1. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co raised Synchrony Financial from a "market perform" rating to an "outperform" rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. This is based on a 1-5 numeric scale where Rating Scale: 1.0 Strong Buy, 2.0 Buy, 3.0 Hold, 4.0 Sell, 5.0 Strong Sell. DA Davidson initiated the shares of SYF in report on Wednesday, January 13 with "Buy" rating. The stock price volatility remained at 2.68% in recent month and reaches at 3.66% for the week. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Olympia J. Snowe acquired 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. If a buyer buys one share of stock from a seller, then that one share is added to the total volume of that particular stock. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 8,608 shares in the company, valued at $294,393.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The stock increased 4.00% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $36.43.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) stock is active player of Wall Street Market in Monday trading session. Hallmark Capital Management Inc bought 11,738 shares as the company's stock declined 26.83% while stock markets rallied. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.47 and a current ratio of 1.45.

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Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.07. Last quarter, the company saw 3.57 billion in total revenues. Synchrony Financial had a return on equity of 15.30% and a net margin of 13.84%.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q3. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 2nd. Its up 0.04, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. Synchrony Financial's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.90%.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: This news story was first published by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. If you are viewing this report on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of U.S. and worldwide copyright & trademark laws. Analysts therefore view the investment as a net loss. Synchrony Financial stock acknowledged attractive focus from Investors and it has been trading on front line. The Company provides a range of credit products through programs it has established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers. The Company's revenue activities are managed through three sales platforms: Retail Card, Payment Solutions and CareCredit. On the other side it is not a negative indicator for Investor portfolio value - when the price of a stock Investor owns moves down in value.


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