Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) does about 6.78M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 5755793 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 14.37B USD. Its current market price is $24.81, marking a decrease of -3.76% compared to the previous close of $25.78. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $38.18 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $12.15. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $25.77 and a low of $24.81.

Synchrony Financial (SYF) has a 20-day trading average at $24.39 and the current price is -35.02% off the 52-week high compared with 104.20% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $23.39 and its 200-day simple moving average is $26.15. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.56%, which increases to 3.58% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 55.05 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $24.58, suggesting that the stock has a potential downside of -0.94% over the period.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 19 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 1 advise that it is a overweight. 13 analysts have rated it as a buy and 5 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Overweight and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on July 31, 2020 when Wolfe Research initiated the stock to “Outperform” and issued a price target of . JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” from Overweight on July 15, 2020 at a price target of $24. Stephens upgraded its price target at $40.

The current price level is 2.14%, 6.17%, and -5.33% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the SYF price moving above the 50-day SMA on August 31. Synchrony Financial (SYF) stock is down -1.74% over the week and 12.11% over the past month. Its price is -31.10% year-to-date and -22.59% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 6/29/2020, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06 below consensus estimates by -$0.09. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 10/16/2020, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0.37 and $1.39 for whole year. SYF’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -67.60% this year and 96.40% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $3.65 billion, which analysts say will come at $14.5 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $15.18 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $3.51 billion.

Its 12-month price target is $27.75. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to shrink -0.94 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $20.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $40.00.

Outstanding shares total 583.70M with insiders holding 0.37% of the shares and institutional holders owning 106.54% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 33.50% and return on equity of 16.20%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 7.61 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 9.08. The beta has a value of 1.72. Price to book ratio is 1.30 and price to sales ratio is 0.81.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, American Balanced Fund has added its position in Synchrony Financial (SYF) to 18,035,906 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 62.88%. American Balanced Fund added 6.96 million shares of Synchrony Financial common stock bringing its total worth to about $399.13 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. American Balanced Fund isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Total Stock Market Index, which sold off 7571.0 shares to end up with 15,777,224 shares worth $349.15 million. Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund cut their holdings by -0.74% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.33% position in Synchrony Financial thanks to 13.61 million shares amounting to $301.25 million.