SLM Corporation [NASDAQ: SLM] stock went down by -2.69% or -0.25 points down from its previous closing price of $9.30. The stock reached $9.05 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, SLM share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way gaining +5.92% in the period of the last 7 days.
SLM had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $9.34, at one point touching $9.085. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at $9.34. The 52-week high currently stands at $12.09 distance from the present share price, noting recovery -20.58% after the recent low of $7.76.
SLM Corporation [NASDAQ:SLM]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Its stock price has been found in the range of 7.76 to 12.09. This is compared to its latest closing price of $9.30.
Keep your eyes peeled for the soon-to-be-published financial results of this company, which are expected to be made public on Mon 28 Oct (In 47 Days).
Fundamental Analysis of SLM Corporation [SLM]
Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for SLM Corporation [SLM] sitting at +29.72 and its Gross Margin at +63.13, this company’s Net Margin is now 24.90%. These measurements indicate that SLM Corporation [SLM] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.
This company’s Return on Total Capital is 8.60, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 1.80%. Its Return on Equity is 17.90, and its Return on Assets is 2.01. 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 SLM financial performance.
Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, SLM Corporation [SLM] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 144.12. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 59.04, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 16.08. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 7.11, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 166.53.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 9.25 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 4.51. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.50, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.76.
Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, SLM Corporation [SLM] earns $1,107,204 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 1.56 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.08.
SLM Corporation [SLM] has 429.28M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $3.99B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 7.76 to 12.09. At its current price, it has moved down by -25.14% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 16.62% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.44, which indicates that it is 2.32% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 58.67. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.
Conclusion: Is SLM Corporation [SLM] a Reliable Buy?
Shares of SLM Corporation [SLM], 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.