Synchrony Financial (SYF) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Synchrony Financial SYF: $45.64

777 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, Connecticut, US. | Sector: Finance and Insurance | Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE INC. | Web: www.synchronyfinancial.com

  • Market Cap$25.85B
  • Change (52 Weeks)21.44%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$32.74
  • Synchrony Financial (SYF) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    Strong Buy
    Analysts Recommendations for Synchrony Financial (SYF) is based on 25 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 56.00% are on Strong Buy, 24.00% on Moderate Buy, 20.00% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 0.00% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 25 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended SYF stock as Strong Buy. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Synchrony Financial.

    Synchrony Financial (SYF) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $69.30$52.52$59.86
    $59.8631.15% Upside
    Updated: 2022-01-13 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for SYF set by the institutional analysts is $59.86 where High Estimate is $69.30, Median $60.18 and Low $52.52.

    The average price target for SYF by Institutional Analysts is $59.86, which is 31.15% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, SYF Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Synchrony Financial (SYF) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Stephens & Co.Equal-WeightDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Piper SandlerNeutralInitiated
    CitigroupBuyUpgraded
    JP MorganNeutralDowngraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Seaport GlobalBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    OppenheimerPerformDowngraded
    Evercore ISI GroupOutperformInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    BarclaysOverweightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralDowngraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    NomuraNeutralMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    CFRAStrong SellDowngraded
    Stephens & Co.OverweightUpgraded
    NomuraNeutralMaintained
    NomuraNeutralDowngraded
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    OppenheimerOutperformUpgraded
    Stephens & Co.Equal-WeightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    UBSNeutralUpgraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightDowngraded
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformInitiated
    CitigroupNeutralInitiated
    UBSSellInitiated
    BuckinghamBuyInitiated
    Wells FargoOutperformUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    Wells FargoMarket PerformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    GuggenheimNeutralDowngraded
    Goldman SachsNeutralDowngraded
    Wells FargoOutperformInitiated
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    WedbushNeutralDowngraded
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    WedbushOutperformInitiated
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    MacquarieNeutralInitiated
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    NomuraBuyMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyMaintained
    DA DavidsonBuyInitiated
    BMO CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    Sterne Agee CRTBuyUpgraded
    NomuraBuyUpgraded
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    Buckingham ResearchBuyInitiated
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsMarket PerformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightUpgraded
    GuggenheimBuyInitiated
    BernsteinOutperformMaintained
    JMP SecuritiesMarket OutperformInitiated
    Deutsche BankBuyUpgraded
    BTIG ResearchBuyUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsOutperformMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Evercore ISI GroupBuyInitiated
    BTIG ResearchNeutralDowngraded
    JefferiesBuyInitiated
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsMarket PerformMaintained
    NomuraNeutralMaintained
    UBSNeutralInitiated
    NomuraNeutralInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightInitiated
    Keefe Bruyette & WoodsOutperformInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightInitiated
    Goldman SachsBuyInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldInitiated
    CitigroupBuyInitiated
    BarclaysEqual-WeightInitiated
    BTIG ResearchBuyInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained

    Synchrony Financial (SYF) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $1.673
    The average consensus EPS for SYF is $1.673 with a high estimate of $2.305 and Low of $1.235 for the period 2022-03-31 and based on 18 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $2$1.52582021-09-30


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$1.51092021-12-31
    $2$1.52582021-09-30
    $2.12$1.44832021-06-30
    $1.73$1.39452021-03-31
    $1.24$0.91622020-12-31
    $0.63$0.72522020-09-30
    $0.06$0.14992020-06-30
    $0.45$-0.10332020-03-31
    $1.1$1.08592019-12-31
    $1.22$1.13692019-09-30
    $0.97$0.95992019-06-30
    $1$0.94092019-03-31
    $1.09$0.93652018-12-31
    $0.91$0.80522018-09-30
    $0.92$0.82652018-06-30
    $0.83$0.75342018-03-31
    $0.7$0.63842017-12-31
    $0.7$0.64882017-09-30
    $0.61$0.57782017-06-30
    $0.61$0.74062017-03-31
    $0.7$0.67492016-12-31
    $0.73$0.67622016-09-30
    $0.58$0.54972016-06-30
    $0.7$0.69312016-03-31
    $0.65$0.63832015-12-31
    $0.69$0.66852015-09-30
    $0.65$0.61942015-06-30
    $0.66$0.64242015-03-31
    $0.64$0.60882014-12-31
    $0.7$0.6712014-09-30

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

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    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).