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Sunday, 04/19/2015 1:34:57 PM

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Synchrony Financial Receives Average Rating Of “Buy” From Brokerages (NYSE:SYF)
by Doug Madison/April 17th, 2015
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Shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the sixteen analysts that are covering the stock, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $31.92.

Shares of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) traded down 0.94% on Friday, hitting $30.48. The stock had a trading volume of 341,672 shares. Synchrony Financial has a one year low of $22.60 and a one year high of $33.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31. and a 200-day moving average of $29.. The company has a market cap of $25.41 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.96.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 17th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.80 billion. Analysts expect that Synchrony Financial will post $2.57 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at BTIG Research reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Synchrony Financial in a research note on Friday, April 10th. Analysts at Bank of America downgraded shares of Synchrony Financial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 25th. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price target (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Synchrony Financial in a research note on Wednesday, March 11th.

Finally, analysts at BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Synchrony Financial in a research note on Wednesday, February 11th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is a consumer financial services companies in the United States. The Company provides a range of credit products through programs it has established with a diverse group of national and regional retailers, local merchants, manufacturers, buying groups, industry associations and healthcare service providers.







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