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Morning Momentum: Synchrony Financial, (SYF)

Friday February 24th 2017: Synchrony Financial, SYF is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Credit Services in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Synchrony Financial, SYF  has a market cap of 24.14 B. Since its IPO date on the 7/31/2014, Synchrony Financial, SYF performance year to date is -19.05%. Today Synchrony Financial, SYF has gained -0.65%, with a current price of 29.17.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 14.80%. Return of assets are at 2.50%, with return on investment at 23.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Synchrony Financial, SYF is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.41. While Total debt/equity is 1.41. With a profit margin of 14.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 62.70%. Synchrony Financial ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Synchrony Financial, SYF has seen a EPS growth of 2.20%. A performance for the year of 4.41%. The 52-week high is -23.35%, and the 52-week low is 12.15%. The average volume for Synchrony Financial, SYF is 71805.

With a target price of 36.23, can Synchrony Financial, SYF reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Synchrony Financial, SYF. Synchrony Financial has a P/E of 11.2 and a forward P/E of 9.18. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.27. Synchrony Financial also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.59 and 1.66 respectively. For P/cash, Synchrony Financial has a value of 2.12, while it is 3.52 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 29.17, Synchrony Financial has a dividend yield of 1.77%. We see a return on equity of 15.40%.

Looking more long-term Synchrony Financial, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.82%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 23.19% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.20% for this year and for the last five years a 3.50% growth has been seen.

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