Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

$0.79 EPS Expected for Synchrony Financial (SYF) on April, 27


Rafferty Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Synchrony Finl for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $25.90B market cap company. The stock increased 0.43% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $55.77. (NYSE:ITW) has risen 18.23% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 65.23% the S&P500.

Rafferty Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Synchrony Finl (SYF) by 38.64% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insiders sold 26,149 shares of company stock worth $950,771 over the last ninety days. The hedge fund run by Doug Silverman held 6.00 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $231.66 million, down from 11.40 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. The Value Composite Two of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is 36. Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN) has declined 8.47% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.76% the S&P500.

Since February 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $46.04 million activity. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 65,867 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,153,192.23. Stifel Nicolaus has "Sell" rating and $1 target. (NYSE:CRM) shares. Martinez Maria had sold 226 shares worth $26,187.

York Capital Management Global Advisors Llc decreased Rockwell Collins Inc (NYSE:COL) stake by 93,927 shares to 667,737 valued at $90.56 million in 2017Q4. It also reduced its holding in Transdigm Group Ord (NYSE:TDG) by 1,727 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3,439 shares, and cut its stake in Us Bancorp Ord (NYSE:USB).

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As a potential investor, you will also want to being looking at earnings per share and whether or not is has sustained or grown. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 89,955 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,196,400.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.17 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 1.03 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 47 investors sold TXN shares while 383 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 204.89 million shares or 1.30% more from 202.27 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 0.02% or 12,745 shares in its portfolio. Glenview Bankshares Tru Dept reported 4.74% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). British Columbia invested in 0.05% or 250,789 shares. This stock price value and percentage change is important to traders as it shows final value of stock and how much it changed in recent trading session. Benchmark Advisors holds 0.52% or 45,266 shares. Moreover, Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa has 0% invested in Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ:QDEL). Nordea Mgmt stated it has 0.44% of its portfolio in Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ:TXN). 332,291 were reported by Great West Life Assurance Communication Can. Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Ca has 2.43% invested in salesforce.com, inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Tuesday, August 15. As a general matter investors should not rely exclusively on an analyst's recommendation when deciding whether to buy, sell or hold a stock. Therefore 89% are positive. Texas Instruments had 113 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Drexel Hamilton. The stock rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to "Outperform" on Tuesday, January 9. (NYSE:CRM) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, May 19 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 23 with "Market Perform". On Monday, January 22 BTIG Research maintained the shares of SYF in report with "Buy" rating. The firm has a market capitalization of $29.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.20 and a beta of 1.08.

This based on a 1.0-5.0 numeric scale where Rating Scale: 1.00 Strong Buy, 2.00 Buy, 3.00 Hold, 4.00 Sell, 5.00 Strong Sell. Therefore 42% are positive. 21 are the (NYSE:SYF)'s analyst reports since October 20, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wood given on Wednesday, April 12. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, March 7 by Jefferies. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, October 23. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) earned "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, May 4. As per Thursday, April 20, the company rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird. Susquehanna maintained Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) rating on Thursday, December 28. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $40.0 target. (NYSE:BEN). 8,400 are held by Rand Wealth Limited Liability Company. Analysts expect change of 29.51 % or $0.18 from previous year's $0.61 earnings per share compared to current's $0.79 earnings per share. In case of $0.79 EPS SYF's profit could reach $600.58M.

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