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Value Investing Philosophy And Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF)?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Synchrony Financial (SYF) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.15, or -0.50%, to $29.87. The Synchrony Financial has recorded 110,683 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Synchrony Partners with Thrive Global to Support Employee Well-being.

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Stocks Info

SYF belongs to the Financial sector of the NYSE while operating in the Credit Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $30.02 and fluctuated between $30.22 as its day high and $29.59 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Synchrony Financial is $12.86B. A total of 9.91 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 5.98M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, SYF has seen 19 BUY and 31 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 410,922 and the disposition of 365,771 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 123 BUYs and 49 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,136,684 shares during that period but sold 860,125.

In the most recent transaction, Schaller Bart sold 11,071 shares of SYF for 36.25 per share on Mar 03. After the transaction, the insider now owns 71,664 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 03, Juel Carol sold 4,490 shares at 36.16 per share. SYF shares that insider owns now total 74,443.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Wenzel Brian J. Sr. disposed of 70,434 shares on Mar 02 at a per-share price of $35.48. This resulted in the insider holding 93,371 shares of SYF after the transaction. In another insider transaction, MOTHNER JONATHAN S sold 15,000 shares at $35.48 per share on Mar 02. Company shares held by the insider now total 146,881.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Synchrony Financial pays an annual dividend of $0.92, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.06%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.28. SYF’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/1/2023 when it declared a $0.23 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/12/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/17/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 2/3/2023. The SYF stock dividend was $0.23 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for SYF in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $36.43 with high estimates of $51.00 and low estimates of $24.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SYF has a high of $40.88 and a low of $26.59.

As of this writing, SYF has an earnings estimate of $1.25 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 20 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.88 per share and a lower estimate of $0.92. The company reported an EPS of $1.26 in the last quarter, which was 13.50% higher than expectations of $1.11.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $28.68, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $13.65B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for SYF is Buy with a score of 3.79.

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