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Synchrony Financial [NYSE: SYF] stock went up by 0.06% or 0.02 points up from its previous closing price of $35.52. The stock reached $35.54 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, SYF share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way gaining +0.18% in the period of the last 7 days.

SYF had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $35.61, at one point touching $35.27. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $35.61. The 52-week high currently stands at $36.12 distance from the present share price, noting recovery 1.89% after the recent low of $21.77.

Synchrony Financial [NYSE:SYF]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Professional stock traders oftentimes make sure they verify what some leading Wall Street voices have to say about a potential buy. Currently, in relation to Synchrony Financial [SYF], the latest Wall Street average recommendation we can view is from the fiscal quarter that will be ending in the month of December. On average, stock market experts give SYF an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 21.77 to 36.12. This is compared to its latest closing price of $35.52.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Synchrony Financial [SYF] is sitting at 2.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 1.94.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Synchrony Financial [SYF] generated $4.23 billion in sales. That’s 1.39% lower than the average estimate of $4.29 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Keep on the lookout for this organization’s next scheduled financial results, which are expected to be made public on Fri 19 Jul (In 8 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Synchrony Financial [SYF]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Synchrony Financial [SYF] sitting at +24.05 and its Gross Margin at +90.59, this company’s Net Margin is now 17.60%. These measurements indicate that Synchrony Financial [SYF] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 9.89, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 25.10%. Its Return on Equity is 19.30, and its Return on Assets is 2.75. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates SYF financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Synchrony Financial [SYF] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 163.48. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 62.05, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 22.47. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 122.71, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 46.57.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 10.08 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.37. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.53, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.75. Synchrony Financial [SYF] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.15, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 1.88 and P/E Ratio of 7.93. These metrics all suggest that Synchrony Financial is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Synchrony Financial [SYF] earns $918,424 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.15.

Synchrony Financial [SYF] has 706.30M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $25.09B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 21.77 to 36.12. At its current price, it has moved down by -1.61% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 63.21% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 63.76. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Synchrony Financial [SYF] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Synchrony Financial [SYF], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.