Synchrony Financial [NYSE: SYF] shares went lower by -0.40% from its previous closing of $33.82, now trading at the price of $33.69, also adding -0.13 points. Is SYF stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 2.61 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of SYF shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 640.03M float and a +1.39% run over in the last seven days. SYF share price has been hovering between $38.18 and $30.75 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

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

Its stock price has been found in the range of 30.75 to 38.18. This is compared to its latest closing price of $33.82.

Keep your eyes peeled for this company’s upcoming financial results publication, which is slated for Thu 16 Apr (In 62 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 +31.32 and its Gross Margin at +89.96, this company’s Net Margin is now 17.90%. 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 13.27, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 25.10%. Its Return on Equity is 25.18, and its Return on Assets is 3.54. 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 131.67. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 56.83, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 18.95. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 13.51, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 138.40.

The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 1.84, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.61.

Similarly, this company’s Total Asset Turnover is 0.15.

Synchrony Financial [SYF] has 646.19M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $21.85B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 30.75 to 38.18. At its current price, it has moved down by -11.77% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 9.54% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.21, which indicates that it is 1.27% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 44.79. 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.