Synchrony Financial (SYF) Set to Announce Earnings on Friday

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) will be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Friday, October 20th. Analysts expect Synchrony Financial to post earnings of $0.65 per share for the quarter.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $3.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.59 billion. Synchrony Financial had a net margin of 13.84% and a return on equity of 15.30%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.58 EPS. On average, analysts expect Synchrony Financial to post $2.59 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3.20 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) opened at 30.64 on Friday. Synchrony Financial has a 1-year low of $26.01 and a 1-year high of $38.06. The company has a market cap of $24.37 billion, a PE ratio of 11.51 and a beta of 1.01. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $30.22 and its 200 day moving average is $30.02.

Several brokerages have weighed in on SYF. Wells Fargo & Company began coverage on Synchrony Financial in a report on Tuesday. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $33.00 price target for the company. Bank of America Corporation downgraded Synchrony Financial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $35.00 to $33.00 in a report on Friday, October 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price on shares of Synchrony Financial in a report on Thursday. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of Synchrony Financial in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Synchrony Financial in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.63.

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In related news, Director Paget Leonard Alves purchased 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 24th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $30.85 per share, with a total value of $61,700.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 8,521 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $262,872.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 0.03% of the company’s stock.

About Synchrony Financial

Synchrony Financial is a consumer financial services company. The Company provides a range of credit products through programs it has established with a group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers. The Company’s revenue activities are managed through three sales platforms: Retail Card, Payment Solutions and CareCredit.

Earnings History for Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

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