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Is Synchrony Financial(NYSE: SYF), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/31/2014. Synchrony Financial is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Synchrony Financial, is 6417.66, and so far today it has a volume of 7186100. Performance year to date since the 7/31/2014 is -8.88%.

To help you determine whether Synchrony Financial is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 10.52 and forward P/E is 9.22. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Synchrony Financial has a value for PEG of 1.73. P/S ratio is 1.65 and the P/B ratio is 1.68. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 1.95 and 3.72 respectively.

At the current price Synchrony Financial is trading at, 27.58 (-1.50% today), Synchrony Financial has a dividend yield of 1.89%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 4.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.62, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.59% after growing -4.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -9.70%, and 10.60% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 834, and the number of shares float is 833.49. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 95.90%. The float short is 1.57%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.04. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.70%, and also a return on investment of 21.20%.

The ability for Synchrony Financial, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 1.41 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Synchrony Financial has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 66.60%, and Synchrony Financial has a profit margin of 15.70%.

The 52 week high is -19.92%, with 19.18% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.35% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.96%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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