Big Banks Continue to be Large Stakeholders in Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)’s shares are under review with key ownership changing hands of late.

When dealing with the equity markets, investors are often tasked with trying to find stocks that are bound for glory. Every investor dreams of finding those stocks that were overlooked but are poised to pick up momentum. New investors are often instructed to set goals before starting to invest. Creating attainable, realistic goals can be a good starting point before digging into the investment trenches. After setting up goals considering financial status, objectives, timeframes and risk appetite, the next step may involve creating an actionable plan. Once the plan is in place, it may be extremely important to routinely monitor the performance of the portfolio. There are often many well crafted investment plans that for whatever reason don’t seem to be working out properly. Being able to evaluate and adjust the plan based on market activity may end up being the difference between a winning or losing portfolio. Being able to adapt to the fast paced and often times tumultuous market landscape can be a gigantic benefit for long-term portfolio health.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)’s stock has been a favorite of “smart money” aka institutions, as of late.  Institutions are currently holders of 100.00% of the shares.  On the other hand, company insiders are holding 0.30%.  Synchrony Financial’s stock price currently sits at $33.06.

Investors are constantly trying to make smarter decisions when it comes to dealing with the stock market. There are so many choices out there that it may become completely overwhelming at first. Starting with a baseline approach can help ease the burden of too much information. Developing the proper investment knowledge may take a lot of time and effort. Many investors may find out the hard way that shortcuts are not the answer to achieving long-term success in the stock market. Many people may occasionally get lucky and think they can do no wrong. Over time, this type of investor may see profits start to shrink and losses start to pile up. Many investors are bombarded with hot investment tips. It can be very tempting to take advice from someone who has actually made money in the markets previously. However, the old adage remains the same; past results may not indicate future results. Thinking that something that has worked in the past will no doubt work in the future can be a recipe for portfolio disaster. Individual investors who do their own thorough research should be much better positioned to make the proper decisions when the time comes.   

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)’s stock was 47.83%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 1.20%, -0.26% over the last quarter, and  13.93% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Synchrony Financial stock was -10.34% off of the high and -0.80% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -10.34% (High), 51.80%, (Low). 

Technical Analysis

Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward.  Analysts use common formulas and ratios to accomplish this.

Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 37.27.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

Making money in the stock market can be challenging, but it is not impossible. Accomplished investors typically have a well-rounded understanding of how markets function. Many successful investors have learned to be patient, disciplined, and ready to jump on any opportunity that arises. Securing higher returns on investment dollars may take some extra time and effort for those who do not have a lengthy background in the stock market. Although there are many types of investments out there, investing in stocks has traditionally provided the highest potential for returns. To realize consistent returns, investors typically have to maintain a steadfast approach and be willing to adapt to changing market environments over time.

Another important element to consider is the price target and recommendations from brokerage firm analysts.  On a consensus basis the Street sees the stock heading to 40.55 in the near term.  Based on a 1 to 5 integer scale, analysts have a 1.90 recommendation on the name.

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