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Bears Are Back On The Defensive As Synchrony Financial (SYF) swung 2.34%

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has a beta value of 1.62 and has seen 6.79 million shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $14.66B, closed the last trade at $35.37 per share which meant it gained $0.81 on the day or 2.34% during that session. The SYF stock price is -33.02% off its 52-week high price of $47.05 and 23.04% above the 52-week low of $27.22. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 7.51 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 5.54 million shares.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) trade information

Sporting 2.34% in the green in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, 01/24/23 when the SYF stock price touched $35.37 or saw a rise of 2.1%. Year-to-date, Synchrony Financial shares have moved 7.64%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 5.05%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) have changed 6.28%. Short interest in the company has seen 16.49 million shares shorted with days to cover at 2.78.

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Synchrony Financial (SYF) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Synchrony Financial shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 7.77% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -18.37%, compared to -8.20% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2023 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -20.30% and -5.60% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 9.40%.

12 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $4.05 billion for the current quarter. 8 have an estimated revenue figure of $4.08 billion for the next quarter concluding in Mar 2023. Year-ago sales stood $3.83 billion and $3.61 billion respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 5.80% for the current quarter and 13.00% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 22.10% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2023 is a modest 222.90% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to decrease by -3.62%.

SYF Dividends

Synchrony Financial is expected to release its next earnings report between January 26 and January 30 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 0.92 at a share yield of 2.60%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)’s Major holders

Insiders own 0.46% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 104.66% with a share float percentage of 105.13%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Synchrony Financial having a total of 981 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 62.81 million shares worth more than $1.73 billion. As of Jun 29, 2022, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 13.04% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Capital World Investors, with the holding of over 48.26 million shares as of Jun 29, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $1.33 billion and represent 10.02% of shares outstanding.

Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are American Balanced Fund and Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund. As of Sep 29, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 4.60% shares in the company for having 22.15 million shares of worth $624.27 million while later fund manager owns 14.77 million shares of worth $407.98 million as of Jun 29, 2022, which makes it owner of about 3.07% of company’s outstanding stock.

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