Financial Metrics Exploration: Understanding Synchrony Financial (SYF) Through Ratios

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The closing price of Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) was $44.14 for the day, down -2.30% from the previous closing price of $45.18. In other words, the price has decreased by -$2.30 from its previous closing price. On the day, 5.31 million shares were traded. SYF stock price reached its highest trading level at $45.44 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $43.51.


Our analysis of SYF’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 0.89 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 1.98. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.06 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.87.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Keefe Bruyette on May 02, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Outperform and sets its target price to $62 from $45 previously.

On April 04, 2024, Wolfe Research Upgraded its rating to Outperform which previously was Underperform and also upped its target price recommendation from $36 to $50.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 02 ’24 when Howse Curtis sold 31,562 shares for $45.00 per share. The transaction valued at 1,420,290 led to the insider holds 121,042 shares of the business.

Schaller Bart sold 61,781 shares of SYF for $2,645,462 on Mar 15 ’24. The insider now owns 50,757 shares after completing the transaction at $42.82 per share. On Mar 15 ’24, another insider, Howse Curtis, who serves as the insider of the company, sold 6,179 shares for $42.82 each. As a result, the insider received 264,585 and left with 152,604 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, SYF now has a Market Capitalization of 17724151808 and an Enterprise Value of 15058138112. As of this moment, Synchrony’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 6.33, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 7.49. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.49. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.92 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.26. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.737.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for SYF is 1.61, which has changed by 0.47133338 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2644323 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, SYF has reached a high of $46.72, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $27.23. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 3.20%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 21.99%.

Shares Statistics:

SYF traded an average of 4.37M shares per day over the past three months and 4206660 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 406.88M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 399.21M. Insiders hold about 0.58% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 100.44% stake in the company. Shares short for SYF as of 1714435200 were 11451833 with a Short Ratio of 2.62, compared to 1711584000 on 10889519. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 11451833 and a Short% of Float of 4.38.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 0.98, SYF has a forward annual dividend rate of 1.00. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.021691013The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.69.

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